St Andrews is probably best known, these days, for being the home of golf and where Prince William and Kate met in their student days at the University of St Andrews. It’s a small town in east Scotland, principally built around the university (which is in fact the oldest in Scotland and the third oldest in the world). It is, without a doubt, one of the most stunningly beautiful places I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in. On arrival, we stayed at the renowned Old Course Hotel, which overlooks the famous golf course and is a great spot from which to visit the rest of the town. So enamoured of this little town, we ended up living here for 6 glorious months. Read more about our stay and all the wonderful things to do in St Andrews in my ‘Moving overseas with a baby’ post.
Favourite places to eat:
- The Adamson in the main square, trendy, modern food with sensational cocktails.
- Forgans in the main square, great open space, with good coffee/snacks/lunch and a Scottish themed Friday night.
- The Peat Inn this is a special treat to be shared with loved ones (we went with my parents-in-law), the food is exquisite and elegant.
- The Grange Inn just outside the main town of St Andrews, in the countryside overlooking St Andrews town, the food is homely, unpretentious and delicious. The owners talk to you, which makes you feel like you’re in somebody’s home.
- The Westport for the best nachos and chicken quesadillas. Yum.
- Taste arguably the best coffee and hot chocolate in St Andrews. Lovely fresh toasted sandwiches too.