St Andrews, part 2
Fans of old architecture can meet the real treat here. Since medieval St Andrews’ streets preserved their medieval layout. In addition, many of the local historical buildings survived to our times. You can admire them, following one of the three main streets: North Street (which runs close to the sea), and running from west to east toward the ruins of twelfth-century Gothic cathedral - Market Street and South Street.
One of the attraction in St Andrews are also the ruins of the castle built in 1200 (St Andrews Castle), which is surrounded by sea from three sides, and the access to the castle was defended by a moat. People seeking medieval experience will certainly remember the visit in this object for a long time.
This coastal town on the east coast of Scotland can also boast of beautiful beaches, where the famous scene from "Chariots of Fire" movie was filmed. Fresh fish lovers can head to the nearby picturesque harbor, where they will certainly do some successful shopping.
While in St Andrews, do not miss the spectacular, although already heavily damaged, cathedral from the twelfth century. It is situated at the northern end of town, right on the cliffs above the bay of St. Andrews. It was once the largest and most interesting architectural cathedral in Scotland. Today, unfortunately, only ruins remained. Ticket prices for this attraction range from 2.50 to 4.20 GBP. It can be visited from 9:30 - 17:30.
From Edinburgh to St Andrews you can take a bus or train-both with a change in Dundee, Cupar or Leuchars or you can go directly to the town by car. In St Andrews you can use public transport.
Tourists coming to St Andrews may be surprised by a wide range of hotels, hostels and B & Bs. The prices of these apartments start with several pounds for one night, depending on the type of accommodation. Some hotels and B & Bs offer a breakfast or full board included in the price.
Today, St Andrews is not only a university center, but also beautiful and charming tourist spot.