Monday, 17 December 2007

St Andrews Cathedral, Arches, Fife, Scotland

St Andrews Cathedral, Arches, Fife, Scotland
Construction of the St Andrews cathedral began in 1159. In 1318 the cathedral was consecrated in the presence of King Robert the Bruce. More St. Andrews scenes.

Self Catering Cottage St Andrews Fife

Self Catering Cottage St Andrews Fife
Heraldic detail of St Andrews on a Building in St Andrews. More St Andrews scenes.
How to find a self catering holiday cottage in Fife.

Holiday Cottage Fife Swilcan Bridge St Andrews

Holiday Cottage Fife Swilcan Bridge St Andrews
Swilcan bridge leading the the eiteenth hole at the Old Course St Andrews Fife. More views of the Swilcan Bridge.
How to find a Holiday Cottage in Scotland.

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Falkland Palace Falkland Fife

Falkland Palace Falkland Fife

If traveling from Perth to Castaway Cottage in Lower Largo Falkland is the perfect place to stop for a coffee. Be sure to take a tour of Falkland Palace.
More photographs and video of Falkland

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Dundee Murraygate

Dundee Murraygate
Dundee,Tayside, Scotland. Murraygate in the town center.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Falkland Village, Fife

Falkland Village, Fife, Scotland


Stay in Self Catering Holiday Cottages Holiday Cottage Arbroath, Holiday Cottage Perth or Holiday Cottage near St Andrews.
More information on how to Rent a Cottage in Scotland.

Falkland Palace, Fife Scotland

Falkland Palace, Fife Scotland

Stay in Self Catering Holiday Cottages Holiday Cottage Arbroath, Holiday Cottage Perth or Holiday Cottage near St Andrews.
More information on how to Rent a Cottage in Scotland.

Winter Breaks in Fife

Late Availability and Short Winter Breaks


Castaway Cottage from 5th November at £225 for 3 night or £295 for 5 night short break.

Seashell Cottage from 7th November at £225 for 3 night short break .

Weavers Hall from Sat 3rd November 2007at £225 for 3 night short break.

Go to our late Availability and Short Winter Breaks page

Friday, 2 November 2007

St Andrews Guest Photographs Autumn 2007

St Andrews

St Andrews Guest Photographs Autumn 2007. Guest photographs of St Andrews staying at Castaway Cottage.
More Guest photographs of St Andrews.

Buckhaven

Buckhaven
Buckhaven, Fife. Buckhaven Beach. Buckhaven means harbour of Bucks.

Stay in Self Catering Holiday Cottages Holiday Cottage Arbroath, Holiday Cottage Perth or Holiday Cottage near St Andrews.
More information on East Coast of Scotland and how to Rent a Cottage in Scotland.

Friday, 26 October 2007

AUCHTERMUCHTY CROSS

AUCHTERMUCHTY

AUCHTERMUCHTY CROSS, Fife. Home of Jimmy Shand and the Proclaimers.

Stay in Self Catering Holiday Cottages Arbroath, Perth or Largo near St Andrews.
More information on East Coast of Scotland and how to Rent a Cottage in Scotland.

ANSTRUTHER HARBOUR

ANSTRUTHER HARBOUR

ANSTRUTHER HARBOUR, East Neuk of Fife. Stay in Self Catering Holiday Cottages Arbroath, Perth or Largo near St Andrews.
More information on East Coast of Scotland and how to Rent a Cottage in Scotland.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Late last Minute Availability October November Cottage St Andrews Fife

Late last Minute Availability October November Cottage St Andrews Fife


Late last Minute Availability October November Cottage St Andrews Fife

Late Availability and Short Breaks

Castaway Cottage from 20th October 2007at £225 for 3 night or £295 for 5 night short break.

Seashell Cottage from Sat 27th October at £225 for 3 night short break .

Weavers Hall from Sat3rd November 2007at £225 for 3 night short break.

Fancy a short break in October or November Castaway Cottages are perfect to get away from it all for a wee holiday!

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Holiday Cottage Crail

Holiday Cottage Crail
Scotland was described by James VI as 'a beggar's mantle fringed with gold' - the gold being the chain of little Fife ports from which merchant ships, smuggling vessels and fishing fleets plied their trade over the centuries. Crail is most definitely part of that beautiful gold chain.
Read more about Crail

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Balgonie Castle Fife

Balgonie Castle Fife
Fife's most famous buildings include Dunfermline Abbey, with its sturdy Norman nave; St Andrews cathedral, the focus of the old University town on the North Sea coast; the foursquare post-Reformation kirk at Burntisland; the palace of Falkland, where James V became Britain's first patron of Renaissance architecture on the grand scale; and the little royal burghs along the coastal fringe, each with its harbour and its strings of vernacular houses presided over by the kirk and tollbooth. Cupar, at the centre of Fife's long peninsula, is the seat of local government and one of the most charming and prosperous of Scottish towns. Less well known are Fife's tower houses like Scotstarvit, the old seaboard castles of St Andrews and Ravenscraig, the picturesque Balgonie Castle and the thoroughly domesticated Kellie Castle. Of Fife's churches one of the most beautiful is Dairsie; and three centuries of inventive design in burial monuments come to an unexpected climax in a work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the MacDuff cemetery, East Wemyss.


Read more about Balgonie Castle

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Holiday Cottage St Andrews

Holiday Cottage St Andrews

St Andrews was granted a royal charter in 1140. The town developed as a centre of trade, its merchant burgesses building for themselves fine houses with elegant forestairs, crow-stepped gables and pantiled roofs now well known as a symbol of Fife. When the town of St Andrews declined and lost trade, the castle and cathedral fell into ruin.

Now preserved and listed the Cathedral and nearby St Andrews Castle are an interesting day trip. Stop for lunch or dinner at one of the many fine restaurants and cafes St Andrews has to offer.

Stay nearby at Lower Largo

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Holiday Cottage St Monans

Holiday Cottage St Monans

St Monans is a pretty fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife, situated between Elie and Pittenweem.Originally known as Inverin, Inverie or Inweary, its present name is derived from a shrine to St Moineinn established on the shore by early Christian missionaries. Great for a visit when village hopping or staying near St Monans in self catering holiday cottages.
See a video clip of St Monans

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Cottage St Andrews Fife

Cottage St Andrews Fife, beach near St Andrews sent by guest staying at our self catering Cottage

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Holiday Cottage Fife St Andrews Cathedral

Holiday Cottage Fife St Andrews Cathedral
The remains of what was Scotland’s largest and most magnificent church still show how impressive St Andrews Cathedral must have been in its prime.Its museum houses a collection of early and later medieval sculpture and other relics found on the site.
St Rule’s tower provides access to spectacular views.


Photo by Keith White guest at our self catering property.
Fife
Arbroath
Perth

Friday, 31 August 2007

St Andrews Fife

St Andrews Fife

St Andrews was and is a famous seat of learning and the home of golf. As the former metropolitan see of Scotland, the city was in the mainstream of Scottish history and its rich heritage includes a 12th Century cathedral, 13th Century castle and 15th Century university. Today the town has a charm all its own and is a busy holiday resort in summer, reverting to the role of a university town in term time with an active cultural life.

St Andrews was an early ecclesiastical settlement associated with relics of St Andrew, it grew in importance with the founding of the St Regulus Church, a priory in the 12th Century and finally a grandiose cathedral, all of which eclipsed the Celtic settlement of St Mary on the Rock. The monastic establishment renowned as a seat of learning was the precursor of the university. With a growing university attracting scholars and students of a high calibre. 15th Century St Andrews was an active and prosperous burgh well meriting the attribution of a national role as ecclesiastical capital of Scotland in 1472. Prosperity and the population declined in the 17th Century, owing in part to the loss of the archbishopric (1689 Revolution), the changing trading patterns (now with the American colonies), as well as the political changes after the 1707 Act of Union.

Stay a short 15 minute drive away at Castaway Cottages in lower Largo

Thursday, 30 August 2007

Eating Out in St Andrews

Eating Out in St Andrews


St Andrews offers a host of quality places to eat out when staying in self catering and perhaps had enough of your own cooking!

The Ark Coffee Shop
203 South Street, St Andrews, Fife
Traditional home baking and cooking;, non smoking.
Tel : 01334 479289

Balaka Bangladeshi Restaurant
3 Alexandra Place, Market Street, St Andrews, Fife
Established 1981, serving excellent food to the world. One feature not to be missed is their wonderful herb garden.
Tel : 01334 474825
Fax : 01334 476548
info@balaka.co.uk

Byre Theatre
Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9LA more ...
Café-Bar Restaurant offering full lunch and dinner menus.
Tel : 01334 475000
enquiries@byretheatre.com
www.byretheatre.com

The Coffee House
6a Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, Fife
Offering 100 types of coffee and 200 types of tea.
Tel : 01334 477122

G and H Gordon, Castles Cafe Beach Shop
West Sands, St Andrews, Fife
Cafe, fast food outlet, fish and chips, burgers a speciality. Ice cream, lollies, beach goods.
Tel : 01334 472207

Kiness Fry Bar
79 Bridge Street, St Andrews, Fife
Superb fish and chips, with online orders!
Tel : 01334 473802
sales@kfb-standrews.co.uk
www.kfb-standrews.co.uk

Links Trust
Pilmour House, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9SF more ...
The Links and Eden clubhouses serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks every day.
Tel : 01334 466666
Fax : 01334 466664
enquiries@standrews.org.uk
www.standrews.org.uk

Littlejohns, St Andrews
73 Market Street, St Andrews, Fife
Visit us soon with all the family - we're a fine and fun place to eat! Open 10am - 11pm.
Tel : 01334 475444
Fax : 01334 478828
info@littlejohns.co.uk
www.littlejohns.co.uk

Luvians Ice Cream Parlour
84 Market Street, St Andrews, Fife more ...
Need a break from shopping? Call into our ice cream parlour and coffee house.
Tel / Fax: 01334 477128

Saltire Scottish Restaurants Ltd

11 Crails Lane, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9NR
The restaurant hosts the Wallace, Bruce and MacGregor rooms and serves high quality cuisine with a distinctly Scottsh flavour.
Tel : 01334 474084
Reservations : 0808 100 1745
Fax : 01334 473022
reservations@saltirescottishrestaurants.com

St Andrews Golf Hotel
40 The Scores, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AS more ...
An award-winning restaurant in a 4 Star hotel close to the Old Course. Classic cuisine with a distinctive Scottish flavour.
Tel : 01334 472611
Fax : 01334 472188
reception@standrews-golf.co.uk
www.standrews-golf.co.uk
Eating out in St Andrews


The Vine Leaf Restaurant
131 South Street, St Andrews, Fife
Superb seafood, game, Scottish beef, gourmet, vegetarian restaurant.
Tel : 01334 477497
Fax : 01334 477497
www.vineleafstandrews.co.uk

Ziggy's
6 Murray Place, St Andrews. Fife
Founded in 1983. A superb choice of starters and mains, with the emphasis on American-style flame-grill cooking.
Tel:01334 473686
www.ziggys.fslife.co.uk