|So, if you lived here you wouldn’t be warm, but you would have an amazing view.
|view of the coast from behind the Cathedral|
Eden Mill Distillery & Brewery:
I’m not much of a gin lover, which is weird because all the other women in family swear by it, but even I don’t mind a drop of Eden Mill. Not only do they produce awesome gin in St Andrews, they also produce a range of craft beers AND whisky. Well, it is in Scotland and we have laws that force every distillery to make whisky to ensure a steady supply for our good people.*
Tour tickets include a peek inside the workings of the brewery and distillery (obviously…) but also allow you the opportunity to do a little tasting. When you come to Scotland, we try to incorporate a wee drink into everything you do. We’re friendly like that. Adult tickets are priced at £7.50.
*That’s absolutely not true.
St Andrews University – St Salvator’s Chapel:
The Uni has two Chapels in the town, of which one is St Salvator’s. The Chapel dates back to the 15th Century is seats around 320 people. It is used by the University and many students who have graduated from St Andrews return to get married under its roof. LT and I were recently invited to our friends wedding in St Salvator’s, which was the first time I had visited. It is really spectacular inside and out. The Chapel is open 7 days a week and has various worship services on throughout the year. You can also pop in for a look or get dressed up and crash someone’s wedding. Actually, probably don’t do that.
|St Salvator’s stained glass windows.|
|St Andrews University at St Salvator’s|
British Golf Museum:
No visit to the home of golf could be complete without a visit to the golf museum, which is ideally situated a short distance from the 18th hole on The Old Course. The Museum has recently undergone a major refurbishment and offers visitors the chance to take in 500 years of golfing history. The new Cafe offers an unparallelled view of the famous first tee at The Old Course and serves a mean afternoon tea. Entry to the Cafe is free and you don’t need to have bought a ticket for the Museum to gain access. Adult tickets for the Museum and exhibits are priced at £5 each.
What you may want to do is visit the sights in reverse order. That way, you can stuff your chops with chocolate and THEN go walking around the town in a vain attempt to burn off some of the calories.