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Easter on the Green, a St Andrews Holiday Weekend

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A July 2007 trip to St. Andrews by Red Mezz

Local street Photo, St. Andrews, Scotland More Photos
Quote: More than just golf - a sunny Easter weekend made the perfect opportunity to explore one of Scotland's best visited places, even without the golf clubs...

Easter on the Green, a St Andrews Holiday Weekend

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Overview

Local street Photo, St. Andrews, Scotland
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I finally decided enough was enough. I've been living here in Scotland for five years and it was high time I visited one of the most popular tourist attracting places in the country. Easter weekend was a sunny and inviting one, so my friend and I jumped in the car and headed towards the east coast and St. Andrews. Universally renowned as the home of Scottish golf (and therefore a place to be envied by any golfer) I've only passed through this Scottish town briefly in the past for the simple reason that I am not a golfer. It is also true that in most circumstances, I opt for the less populated sights and go farther off the tourist trail, trying to avoid the bustle and rush that a...Read More

Zizzi Restaurants

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Restaurant

Zizzi Restaurants Photo, St. Andrews, Scotland
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Maybe one of the hardest decisions you will make at your time in St Andrews will be where to eat. This town is packed full with nice little nook and cranny restaurants, and since the best thing to do here is simply wander around and see what the town has to offer, you're going to stumble across a lot of wonderful places to eat. If you are lucky, and are visiting for more than a day, then you will have the opportunity to try out several of them, which will make the decision a little less tricky. But if you are staying just a day, I can heartily recommend the restaurant that I settled on. If you are lucky enough to arrive on a sunny day (as we did) then the restaurants, pubs, a...Read More

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Zizzi Restaurants
87-89 South Street
St. Andrews KY16 9QW
+44 01334 474676

Janettas Ice Cream

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Restaurant

Janettas Ice Cream  Photo, St. Andrews, Scotland
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Every once in a while I see a really great business idea and only wish that I had been standing there with a big bundle of cash to invest when the idea was conceived. A tasty little ice cream café in the middle of St. Andrews South Street, is one of those ideas.What surely just began as a good idea has become a sort of phenomenon. Even though there is no better accompaniment to the often warm, East coast coastal days you get through out the summer in St. Andrews than a huge and tasty dripping cone; the greatness of Janetta's Ice Cream is renowned, and it’s not uncommon to see folk bundled up in the winter time, carrying around an ice cream cone. A cream/chocolate...Read More

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Janettas Ice Cream
31 South Street
St. Andrews

St. Andrews Cathedral

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Attraction

View of the cathedral ruins Photo, St. Andrews, Scotland
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It may strike those visiting for the first time to see the 'St Andrews Cathedral' when driving into town. For the cathedral that is generally known as the 'Greatest Cathedral in Scotland,' you may find yourself wondering just where the actual cathedral is. To call it cathedral ruins is a more accurate portrayal of the area, but this is what - in my photographer's opinion - does indeed make this the greatest cathedral in Scotland. St Andrews has long been an important religious hub in Scotland (going as far back as 732 AD where stories and fables abound regarding St Andrews bones arriving there by ship from Greece.) But what is known is how important a point it has historically been, religi...Read More

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St. Andrews Cathedral

St. Andrews, Scotland

St Andrews Castle

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Attraction | "St. Andrews Castle "

The coastal view Photo, St. Andrews, Scotland
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In a country utterly filled with castles and ruins and the grandeur of old stone battlements hanging precariously on the edge of rocky cliffs, St. Andrews Castle easily holds its own. The remains of this castle which was used as the main residence for bishops and archbishops of St. Andrews as early as 1200 AD still stand amazingly picturesque on the edge of the coastline on the shores of St. Andrews. Aside from its stunningly beautiful profile - with the castle rising up out over the edge of the cliffs with the sea crashing into it, and the hills of the lowlands in the distance - this was the place of some of the more important events in Scottish history. Like all of St. And...Read More

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St Andrews Castle

St. Andrews, Scotland