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St Andrews in General
Member Name: alisonmr
St Andrews in General
Advantages: Great beaches
Disadvantages: Not too much for family nightlife
St Andrews - one of the ancient capitals of Scotland better known as the home of golf is situated in the east neuk of fife.
Most well known for golf - it has eight courses ranging from a small 9 hole course to the championship courses of the Old Course and the Torrance and Devlin Courses at the Fairmont Hotel. There is a golf museum and numerous famous golf shops throughout the town such as Auchterlonies.
A popular holiday town even if you are not a golfer St.Andrews boasts two lovely beaches - the east and west sands. The east sands is where the opening scene from the film "Chariots of Fire was filmed with a lot of local residents being used as extras.
Things to do when on holiday include playing a round of putting on the Himilayas putting green - this putting green was built so that the ladies of the golfers would have somewhere to spend their time when their other halfs were on the golf course.
A visit to the castle and the cathedral are poplar too. The castle has an underground passageway that youcan walk down and the cathedral tower is open to those feeling fit enough to climb.
The Lammas Market visits the town in August. It is there for approx five days with the last day always being the Tuesday nearest the 11th
The town has a fairly good shopping centre (few streets) for its size both a mixture of independents and chain shops. Mellis cheese shop is interesting and can be smelt right along the street.
For eating there is a wide choice of restaurants and take aways - if you do visit the town be sure to get fish and chips from PMs chippy. Tha balaka indian restaurant is also a good choice as is Zizzis on South Street.
St.Andrews is also famous for its university - becoming even more popular after Prince William studied there.
The surrounding villages are good for lovely pubs serving quality home cooked meals.
I would recommend the town for a good family holiday.
Summary: Well woth visiting - not just for golfers