St. Andrews, My Favorite Place in Scotland
After a wonderful afternoon in Edinburgh, we headed to the place
where Kate met William where Craig goes to school. St. Andrews is a beautiful coastal town, just two hours north of Edinburgh by bus. It happens to be the birthplace of golf, as well as home of the beautiful University of St. Andrews, the most prestigious university in Scotland.
We settled in only to be welcomed by delicious treats from Craig’s friend; Millionaires’ Shortbread, coated with caramel and chocolate. With mugs full of tea, I was warmly welcomed into their home.
The next day we woke up, destined to eat one thing: full, English, breakfast. Settling into a booth at a lovely student joint, I had my second ever baked-beaned sausage-filled cardiac arrest on a plate. Tummies full, we followed the traditions of all St. Andrews students by doing the pier walk. Heading back, we checked out the beautiful old cathedral and graveyard. The rocky cliffs, beautiful ocean, and green hills were absolutely breathtaking.
Finally, we walked past the golf courses (Tiger Woods favorite – but who likes Tiger Woods anymore?), and onto the beach. There was a sand castle competition going on, and as we walked by we gazed at the quaint town above, postcard perfect.
I was very sad to leave this preppy little town – as well as say goodbye to Craig, the perfect Scottish gentleman and dear friend of mine.
What is your favorite place in Scotland?