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Most famous for its world-renowned golf courses, St. Andrews is a beautiful university town located in Fife, on the east coast of Scotland.
Golf was first played here as early as the 15th century but it wasn’t until the Royal and Ancient Golf Club first met at St. Andrews in 1754, that the town really appeared on the map.
Now known as the ‘home of golf’, St. Andrews is home to 7 golf courses, with the Old Course being the most well-known. The famous Links Course was acquired by the town in 1894 and is the most frequent venue for the Open Championship, the oldest of the major golf championships.
Golf enthusiasts travel to St. Andrews in great numbers each year to play the home of champions and to visit the British Golf Museum, situated close to the club house.
In addition to the golf courses, St. Andrews is a stunning, medieval town with narrow, cobbled streets and botanical gardens. The town also boasts two excellent beaches, an aquarium and the 12th- century St. Andrews Cathedral.
St Andrews Cathedral, once the largest in Scotland, now lies in ruins to the east of the town centre and the adjacent St Regulus Church offers great views of the site of the cathedral and the town if you are prepared to climb the spiral staircase of the 108ft tower.
St. Andrews University, founded in 1410, dominates the town and has a reputation for being one of the finest universities in the UK, on a par with Cambridge and Oxford.
The university has seen many famous graduates over the years, including Prince William.
St Andrews makes for a fascinating day out and is only 43 miles from your holiday accommodation at CLC Duchally Country Estate.