Well, if you haven’t, you’re in for a treat! And no, this isn’t some back handed compliment to myself or the photos I’ve taken – I can very freely say that you’re in for a treat because of the sheer beauty and charm of St Andrews.

St Andrews is genuinely one of the nicest towns I’ve been in, in the UK (hence why Lloyd and I decided to go to University there) and even though it’s a fairly small town, it packs a lot of beauty into a small space. This of course explains, in part, why it is one of the most expensive places to live in Scotland.

St Andrews is famous of course for several reason – golf, the University and of course, Prince William and Kate (Duchess of Cambridge) so chances are that you’ve heard of it or seen it before but let’s take a walk through the town and see what you think of it.

We start off at the town walls… (usually at this point, I make a beeline for Fisher & Donaldson bakery which has some of the nicest cakes ever!)

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Then, I headed down towards the coast line…

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And of course headed down to the beach! You have to go past the golf clubhouse and through part of the golf course to get there…

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Eventually, I made my way back into town but stopped off at the University library to drop off a book. Asides scoffing down as much cake as possible, this was my only errand for the day…

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The weather was absolutely fantastic on this afternoon! Scotland was definitely bringing it’s A-game weather-wise…

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Meandering through old academic buildings (the University is over 600 years old and is the third oldest university in the English-speaking world after Oxford (the oldest) and Cambridge (the 2nd oldest), I slowly made my way to the Castle…

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My photo below got featured in the University prospectus (still chuffed to bits about that!)

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See what I said about the weather?

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Finally arrived at the Castle ruins… (that makes it sound like I walked 500 miles to get there, in truth, it is about a 5 – 10 minute walk from the beach and the library is approximately halfway between both)

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Another sight worth seeing is St Andrews Cathedral ruins (the entrance is pictured below). The ruins are quite large and will leave you impressed at the sheer size and scale of what used to be here before it fell into disuse and was forced to be abandoned.

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Slowly meandered back into the town…

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This is Younger hall (below) where University graduation ceremonies are held! I should share the pictures from my graduation with you sometime…

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Below is St Salvator’s Hall which was home to Prince William and Kate Middleton back in the day…

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Random Fact: Prince William’s department (which was also Lloyd’s department) was right next to St Salvator’s Hall…

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Check out the street name below – it’s so juvenile of me but it always makes me laugh when I see it or think of it!

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I love these little corners and alley ways…

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Now you see what I mean about how pretty the town is? It’s so traditionally Scottish and an amazing place to call home for a few years!



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