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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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