St Andrews may be a small town, but it has a big reputation. It is of course the home of golf, with
its famous links Old Course. The university is the oldest and best in Scotland, and one of the top
universities in the UK, being where Prince William was educated. And to top all that it is one of
the prettiest locations in the east of Scotland.
I have been in and out of St Andrews countless times over the years, largely due to various family members
having periodically lived there. I never quite got round to photographing it properly however,
so I will need to get some better pics some time. In the meantime, here's the best of what I have
to offer for now.
The Quad, the centre of St Andrews University. The style of the old buildings of St A's is very much
like the college buildings of
Looking across some of the West Sands at the end of the Old Course. St Andrews is a links course, meaning
it's largely open and exposed, as opposed to the tree-lined fairways you see in other locations.
View from the top of St Andrews Cathedral at the east end of town. St Andrews was once the capital
of Scotland, prior to that honour passing to
Edinburgh. Its cathedral, like so many others in the country,
was destroyed during the Protestant Reformation. But you can still climb up St Rule's tower
and see over to the castle.
St Salvator's Hall, one of the many student residences of St Andrews University. It was here that Prince
William stayed during his first year of studies. This is not him.
St Andrews Castle on a brisk clear day. As well as being an interesting ruin to explore, you can get
into the old siege tunnels quarried underneath, which go right out of the grounds and across the road.
From a passing aeroplane it's easy to see the whole town of St Andrews (top right), plus the Old Course
spread along the West Sands, and the nearby Royal Air Force base at Leuchars.