An Afternoon in St. Andrews
When we first decided to travel to Scotland I knew that St. Andrews definitely had to be a mandatory stop. For those of you that haven’t heard about St. Andrews, it is said to be the “Home of Golf”. The Old Course at St. Andrews Links is one of the oldest and most iconic golf courses in the world! My dad and I were lucky enough to take a stroll on the greens, passing the 18th hole. Oh. My. Gosh. It was such an incredible experience.
Golfers have been playing on the Old Course for OVER 600 years. The Open Championship has also been played here 29 years; more times than any other venue. Unfortunately we were only able to visit for a day and couldn’t schedule a tee-time. That’s probably a good thing considering my lack of golfing skills. (Yes, The Old Course is open to the public. Prices actually aren’t too bad…in the low season.)
I did some damage at the course gift shop… a lot of damage. It could have been worse as I only traveled with one suitcase to fill. Maybe next time I will bring an extra.
After spending several pounds at the gift shop and learning about the history of golf at the British Golf Museum we checked out the town of St. Andrews. St. Andrews is home to the University of St. Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university. Fun Fact: Prince William and Kate both attended school here. It was where they met in 2001, started dating in 2003 and later graduated together in 2005. (St. Andrews photos posted below)
The town also had beautiful ruins of a cathedral and castle. We really enjoyed are time at St. Andrews and highly suggest visiting if you ever find yourself in Scotland.