Ah, St. Andrews, home of all sorts of things ~ Scotland’s oldest university, the ruins of Scotland’s largest cathedral, and home of the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world, and right on the sea. Oh yes, and famous for being the place where Prince William and Kate met as students….
And home too, of one of the nicest university chapels in the country! Most old university chapels are, well, let’s face it, dark, gloomy and sombre places, not helped by all the dark wood used for the pews. St. Andrews University Chapel – St. Salvator’s Chapel – is in the same style but light and bright ~ and today my friends were there ringing the bells for a wedding….
So while they rang bells, I went to see the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral, up St. Rule’s Tower, and to the castle ~ and later we went to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, near the beach featured in opening scenes of Chariots of Fire…..
See that white flag on the golf course? It’s the 18th hole of the most famous golf course in the world ~ and the 2015 Open Championship is coming here in July, YEH!