Upon returning to Scotland, we made St. Andrews our home base for a week. We settled into our VRBO and were delighted to discover the St. Andrews Brewing Company was across the street from us.
We immediately checked out the Old Course. Ted learned how to go about getting on the course as a lone golfer: Show up early and wait to see if you’ll get on. So he did, but it turns out that what we thought was early (7:30) was not what the others thought was early (3:30). So he played the New Course (estab. 1895) instead.
We explored around town quite a bit – very walkable.
The University of St. Andrews is the third oldest university in the English-speaking world (after Oxford and Cambridge).
The St. Andrews Cathedral was built around the year 1200.
The St. Andrews Castle has been a fortress, palace, and prison.
St. Andrews is full of history, culture, and color — and served well as our base for the week.