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Trip Start May 06, 2012
11Trip End Jun 05, 2012
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I stayed at Failte B&B in St. Andrews.
After dinner I made the pilgrimage to golf's Holy Land: the Old Course. Pictures were taken at the 18th hole tee box and green, and on Swilcan Bridge. I also popped into The St. Andrews Links Golf Shop (Exclusive Retailers of Officially Approved Merchandise!).
On Tuesday I went to St. Andrews Cathedral, the castle, the aquarium and the British Golf Museum. The aquarium has meerkats! (Desert animal in an aquarium. Go figure.) In the golf museum I learned that the first golf balls were stuffed with feathers. I also went to the Old Course Hotel for afternoon tea. I had peppermint tea with assorted scones and pastries. It was pretty tasty.
On Wednesday morning I caught a bus to Stirling. I visited Stirling Castle and made it to the Wallace Monument half an hour before closing time. I met a less than cheerful bus driver on the way to the monument
The bus ride on the way back from the monument was eventful too, but for a different reason: it was the most scenic route in the history of public transportation. The bus ride from my hostel to the monument took about 15 minutes; the bus ride back took over an hour. The bus drove from Stirling University (where you get off and walk a few minutes to the monument entrance) to several small towns outside of Stirling. From what I could tell looking on the map afterwards, I also visited Menstrie, Alva, Tilliecoultry, Sauchie, Alloa and Tullibody.
Today (Thursday) I caught the bus to Edinburgh. I'll be here until monday, when I catch the train back to London. I fly home at 6 am on Tuesday. (3 am trip to the airport! Woo hoo!)