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{St. Andrews, Scotland}

Ahhh St. Andrews. The funny thing about St. Andrews is neither of us really knew anything about the town before actually visiting it. We’d heard great things – that it was stunning – but nothing in specific. We had no idea it was right on the water, completely forgot Will & Kate met at the University there, didn’t know anything about the gorgeous Abbey… So to say that upon arrival we were blown away is a complete understatement. We also happened to strike major luck with a gorgeous day in March. There was nothing but blue skies and pleasant 65-degree weather. We were in heaven!
Since we were on a tour that dropped us off for a few hours we didn’t get as much time to explore as we would’ve liked. We strolled along the beach, walked on the famous golf course, checked out the University’s campus and of course visited the Abbey (my camera died right before we got there!!). We sort of had to rush through everything because we were in a time crunch and as we were walking along the North Sea with the sun shining in our eyes and the seagulls singing above us we decided we must, must, must return one day. It’s a magical place and one that I highly recommend anyone and everyone adds to their travel list! 
{Photos ©  Liz Denfeld}

20 thoughts on “{St. Andrews, Scotland}”

  1. OOOH St. Andrews!!! LOVE that place!! I visited, like you hurriedly, about 10 years ago. I was studying abroad in Edinburgh and we stopped their quickly for a short day trip! My taxi driver told me I sat in the same seat as the Prince, and I just about died!(I know gullible Texan-what can I say!) 😉
    Thanks for sharing, love your blog!
    xo, Jessica

  2. St. Andrews is the ONE place in Scotland we've not been yet! (Okay, there are other places, but it's top of the “next” list!) Gorgeous day, I love the pictures! The North Sea is my favorite- although I hope you got to see it on a dark-grey sky day, too- that's when it's at it's most mysterious!

  3. Wow gorgeous pics Liz! I think I was there in August one year and it was about 60 degrees…yes in AUGUST. Thanks for the reminder of how beautiful Scotland is! :). The pics of the cemetary on the cliff are amazing!

  4. such beautiful bonnie skies!

    i like st.andrews-but love elie-which is close by-had great wee holidays there-walking dogs on the beach and the such.

    glad you had a good time and the weather was kind to you

  5. so glad you like st. andrews!! it's definitely one of my favorite places. it's so tiny and cute. c-man is looking sharp in that pea coat. you guys look like UK material. 🙂

  6. Love all these Scotland posts! The huz and I are planning a trip out there in September. Actually we're going to a lot of places you've been posting about lately, starting with Amsterdam!!! So excited 🙂

  7. Lovely photos!! We just got back from a trip to the UK and were in St. Andrew's last week. We went specifically so my husband, a golf fanatic, could play the Old Course. While he was playing I explored the town and I, like you, was blown away. It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your pics! If you get a chance to go back, definitely check out the Jigger Inn restaurant on the 17th hole. It's legendary!

  8. Beautiful photos!!! I have always wanted to visit St Andrews! I lived in England until I was 18 and I never once went to Scotland!! Crime!! I must go when i am back in England this summer. Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend xoxo

  9. I had a whirlwind tour of St Andrew's as well a few years ago – except it was fuh-REE-zing. I had grand plans of making Wills fall in love with me, dumping Kate and making me a princess but I guess it's no secret how that turned out …

    Gorgeous photos! We didn't get to the beach, I didn't realise it was so pretty.

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