Date: 29 Feb 2016 0 Comment St Andrews Posted by: Mark
We have put together a guide of some of the must visit sites during your stay at St Andrews. The Old Course brings a lot of golf fans but there is so much more than to explore in the burgh. Below are some of the places that you must see during your visit to St Andrews.
The Old Course
Being one of the oldest courses in history, there is an aura surrounding this course like no other in the world. So much history has been made on this famous course, and you feel that history the second you step out onto the first tee. If you love golf then this is like a trip to heaven for you.
St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Castle is a picturesque ruin which sits on a rocky promontory overlooking a small beach called Castle Sands and the adjoining North Sea. There has been a castle standing at the site since the times of Bishop Roger (1189 – 1202). It housed the burgh’s wealthy and powerful bishops while St Andrews served as the ecclesiastical centre of Scotland during the years before the Protestant Reformation.
St Andrews Cathedral
The Cathedral of St Andrews is a ruined Roman Catholic cathedral in St Andrews. It was built in 1158 and became the centre of the Medieval Catholic Church in Scotland as the seat of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and the Bishops and Archbishops of St Andrews. It fell into disuse and ruin after Catholic mass was outlawed during the 16th century Scottish Reformation. It is currently a monument in the custody of Historic Scotland.
The Byre Theatre is a theatre in St Andrews which was founded in 1933 by Charles Marford and Alexander B Paterson and with help from a theatre group made up from members of Hope Park Church. The theatre was built by award winning architects Nicoll Russell Studios.
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