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Stylish, Modern 1BR with GardenNewly renovated, spacious 1BR flat with small garden perfect for relaxing after a day walking St Andrews' cobbled streets (or pristine fairways). In the heart of the city, it sits next-door to the cafe where Prince William met Kate (for coffee). With all household appliances you can desire (from coffee press to wireless smartphone charging dock) you will be sure to love your summer stay at this five-star rated property.
Sma`Gift........ a 1700`s seafront cottage.This seafront 1700`s cottage, recently renovated to a very high standard, sits in the picturesque fishing village of St, Monans. With uninterupted seaviews, situated on the Fife Coastal path, surrounded locally by golf courses, great restaurants, galleries, water sports and beaches. Other East Neuk villages and historic St.Andrews easily reached by local buses. Perfect for a couples` romantic getaway, although sofabed allows for two more guests. Come and wake up to the sound of the sea.
Converted coach house with parking in PittenweemDetached two bedroom coach house in the grounds of listed Georgian Manse in Pittenweem. The cosy accommodation features off street parking, three spacious shower rooms, small patio area with garden furniture, living, kitchen and dining areas. Luxury Egyptian cotton bedding, towels and robes as well as complementary toiletries. We live next door in the Manse and are on hand to answer any questions about your stay or the area.
For a small seaside town, St. Andrews has a surprisingly large influence on the world beyond Scotland’s shores. From devout believers to fervent golfers, all kinds of people have made pilgrimages here for nearly two millennia. Its historic cathedrals were among the most important religious sites in the medieval world — legends claim the remains of the Christian apostle Saint Andrew rest in the town. An equally important intellectual hub, the ancient University of St. Andrews ranks as the third-oldest in the English-speaking world. And, of course, St. Andrews is considered the birthplace of modern golf, with several legendary courses drawing international golfers to its coastal links.
St. Andrews is on the east coast of Scotland, in a district known historically as the Kingdom of Fife. It’s close to many of the country’s largest and most popular cities. If you’re flying in, the nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), about 50 miles southwest. Alternatively, you can reach St. Andrews from airports in Glasgow (GLA) and Aberdeen (ABZ) via the Lowlands’ reliable public transportation network. Intercity buses drop you off in the middle of town, while trains arrive at the Leuchars station, about 6 miles from St. Andrews.
You won’t need a car to explore the walkable center and the most popular sights around town. Keep in mind your rideshare apps won’t help you in St. Andrews, though licensed cab operators and hired-car services will. Local buses cover much of the city and shuttle you to surrounding communities.
St. Andrews sits on the same latitude as Moscow, though its weather is warmer and milder than its northerly location might suggest. In fact, the town is one of the sunniest and driest in Scotland thanks to its lucky location, which shields it from some of the rainier and chillier weather patterns found elsewhere in the country. Even so, most travelers plan their visits in late spring and summer, which are the warmest months. High temperatures in spring and autumn average in the 50s Fahrenheit. Expect long days and highs reaching the mid-60s in the summer. Days are brief and snow is often on the forecast in winter, when temperatures stay in the 30s and 40s. Bring a waterproof jacket in every season and extra warm layers in the coolest months.
Arguably one of the most awe-inspiring structures in medieval Europe, St. Andrews Cathedral was a pilgrimage center until its downfall during the 16th-century Scottish Reformation. It now sits in ghostly ruins, with partial stone walls and gables marking the outline of this once-great landmark. History buffs and archeology enthusiasts will want to take their time exploring the grassy grounds and museum.
Claiming to be the oldest and most famous golf course in the world, the public Old Course has earned its nickname: the Home of Golf. Securing tee time requires reservations several months in advance. The course offers guided tours of the grounds. The coastal links border the 2-mile West Sands Beach, a popular seaside walk.
Relive the journey of medieval pilgrims on this long-distance footpath, which stretches 64 miles from North Queensferry and Culross to St. Andrews. The trail passes many natural and historic landmarks in the Fife countryside. Ambitious hikers may tackle it in a multi-day trip, though most visitors choose a specific segment for a shorter afternoon trek.