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St Andrews: Golf & Sandy Beaches in Scotland

Saint-Andrews-Scotland

10/07/15

Last week me and a friend visited Scotland for a few days. It was my second time, but to be fair, I don’t really remember much about the first time, as it was more than 10 years ago on a family summer trip with my parents.
One of the things I do remember was me complaining about having to go to Scotland on summer holidays. “What’s for us to see up there!?” was my claim, wanting to go and have a summer holiday by the beach. I guess back then I just couldn’t get to see how cool and different it is spending a summer holiday in a place like Scotland… Luckily enough my dad decided to ignore my moaning and we had an amazing time driving all over the Highlands…

What I learned then and still applies to this day is that Scotland has a very magical touch. It is melancholic in a romantic kind of way, maybe the blue skies intermittently scattered with beautiful-shaped clouds and the green scenery helps with that…

It is also pretty laid back. The Scotts are fun, kind and chatty. An added bonus is that some of the guys as you know, wear kilts – for those of us who appreciate the male form, it needs to be said: kilts are incredibly hot!- I’m not even joking, I don’t know how a skirt can have such a sexy look on a man… 😉

This time around we stayed in Edinburgh and chose St Andrews as the destination for a little two-day excursion to get to see the beautiful Scottish coastline. St Andrews is a small pretty town just on the east coast of the council of Fife, only 1.5 hours from Edinburgh. It is home to the third oldest university in the English-speaking world and to some of the most reputed and well-known golf courses.

We were visiting just a week before The Open Championship was going to take place in town. So everything around us was in preparation for the big tournament… which was exciting to see!

I thought St Andrews has a very classy touch within a great setup just by the coast. Nice sandy beaches, lovely narrow streets, a beautiful ‘castle-fort’ by the sea and a ridiculous range of options for amazing food… It really is the perfect place for a long weekend in Scotland…

After my second visit to Scotland lots still remains unexplored, as I haven’t had time enough to experience all the stunning landscapes and hidden places it has to offer… I came back to London with a slight hint of sadness, as I genuinely truly loved what I saw and experienced there this last week!

I leave you with some images and some recommendations on where to eat & what to see whilst there… Hope you like it!

On this blogpost and some must-visit:
Dolls House Restaurant – Lovely and super cosy terrace, perfect to enjoy lunch or tea & cake half way through the day whilst exploring Saint Andrews…
Jannettas Gelateria – Artisan Italian gelato homemade just in Saint Andrews.
Cromars Fish & Chips – Best fish and chips in town! Don’t miss out on their breadcrumb deep fried haddock, absolutely delicious!
VIC St. Andrews – A really hip bar in town, could be perfectly set in East London. Really nice food & vibe…
Forgan’s Saint Andrews – You just can’t miss this place! It’s so pretty and charming, and their ingredients come straight from local farms…
Hotel Ogstons On North Street St Andrews: Great alternative for accommodation, lovely looking hotel, good size rooms, within walking distance to all the attractions & lovely staff… 

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