World Trip 1999-2000: Day 95 Edinburgh and St Andrews, Scotland

Highlights: St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews Golf Course

We decided on a day trip to St Andrews.  This meant a train trip to Leuchars and than a bus to St Andrews, total travelling time around 1.5 hours.

A real highlight was St Andrews Cathedral built in 1160 it was basically destoryed by the reformation of the church in 1559.  It is obvious it was quite magnificant, and several of the surviving parts are exceptional.

St Andrews Castle is in similar condition (actually a little worse).  This castle was the home of the bishop.  The bishop here had an army and even minted his own currency! Protestants destoryed it during the reformation.

The reason for thids visit was to see St Andrews Golf Course.  This is ther home of the ‘Royal & Ancient Golf Club’ the club that makes the rules of the game.  The course & buildings are beautiful.  We actually got caught in a snow storm, which was very heavy.  Quite a surprise seeing so much snow.

About Nathan

An Australian World traveler who has been fortunate enough to experience 56 countries so far.
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