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Points of Interest & Landmarks in St. Andrews

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  • INEVERUSETHIS
    Port Orange, FL225 contributions
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    We took a day trip to St. Andrews and had a quick pop in to see the most famous Bridge in golf. I have seen it on TV but standing on the bridge in person was awesome.
    Written 1 November 2023
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  • Fee M
    Glenrothes5 contributions
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    Amazing place but don't tell everyone. The snowdrops in Spring are beautiful. Put on walking shoes and the steps can be a bit tricky.
    Written 2 February 2024
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  • Dave C
    Illinois1,544 contributions
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    Great views of the North Sea; tribute to men put to death for religious views from almost 200 years ago.
    Written 15 July 2023
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK5,019 contributions
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    A fishing harbour is mentioned here as early as 1222 - so there’s a long maritime history connected to this area. In medieval times this influential port traded mainly with the Low countries, and may have berthed up to 300 vessels. Much of the harbour was rebuilt in the 18th century, and the pier that extends into the North Sea is some 880 ft long, with the walkway being up to 12 ft wide. ( This is where the students of the University of St. Andrews take part in the traditional St. Andrews Pier Walk.)
    Definitely worth a visit to soak up the maritime charm , and look at all the fishing boats bobbing about with the pleasure crafts. Quite a few youngsters fishing in the Kinness Burn section - watched by beady-eyed seagulls. There’s a harbour cafe, and toilets nearby on The Pends.
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • Anthony O
    Los Angeles, CA94 contributions
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    Easy to find and practically in the middle of town, a great way to spend a few minutes seeing the shell of a 1500s era chapel. Would be even better if there were some additional signs and/or plaques to give you some more history of what is clearly a historic relic.
    Written 19 November 2021
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK5,019 contributions
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    This medieval wall and city gate was built in 1587, and was the work of Thomas Robertson. It’s main purpose was to be a proudly grand and intimidating entrance to the city, rather than a defensive gate. It sadly fell into disrepair, and was fully restored in 1843, by John Grant, who also contributed a city coat-of-arms plaque ( amongst other additions.) It’s the best-preserved existing city gate within Scotland.
    Written 13 July 2021
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK19,617 contributions
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    The statue as a sinister look about it from the pose and can be found in the coutyarf of St Mary's college. I preffereed the college buildings to seeing the statue
    Written 18 October 2021
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  • thetravellingmanUk
    uk9,668 contributions
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    We visited Vicarsford Chapel (also known as Lady Leng Memorial Chapel) yesterday evening. It was our second visit, our previous visit being when it was dark. Dark you might say, why visit when it is dark? Because it is beautifully illuminated!
    Best and easiest accessed from the A914. Heading north, in the direction of Newport-on-Tay, just north of Drumoig, there is an unclassified road off to the right. Take this road and follow it for a short distance, and you will see the gates to Vicarsford Cemetery on your right hand side. The road is very quiet, and there shouldn't be an issue with parking at the side of the Cemetery gates.
    After entering the cemetery, which is quite extensive, follow the path upwards to Vicarsford Chapel which is sited at the top of the hill.
    Vicarsford Chapel was constructed between 1895-1897 by local architect Thomas Martin Cappon for the Leng family and in particular as a memorial for Lady Leng. It is a small and relatively tall Gothic structure, rectangular in shape and has an apsidal southern end. It was built from fine coursed sandstone from Caen, France. The chapel has a tall, steeply pitched roof which is clad in copper.
    This is a lovely quiet scenic spot which features a beautiful Gothic chapel.
    Vicarsford Cemetery is also worth a look around too.
    The chapel is available to hire for Weddings, Christenings and other similar functions.
    Because of the height the chapel has been built at, it can be seen from quite a distance. It takes on a completely different look in the dark when illuminated.
    Written 10 August 2018
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK5,019 contributions
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    This is a fountain ⛲️ in memorial to George John Whyte-Melville, who was a 19th century soldier, novelist and poet. It was commissioned by his mother, Lady Catherine Melville , in 1880, after he was killed in a riding accident.
    It’s 14 ft high, made of Dalbeattie granite and red Dumfriesshire ashlar , and has 2 decorated quatrefoil water- basins , from which 3 water fountains originally cascaded. Sadly, due to the corrosion of internal pipes , it’s not been operative as a fountain since the 1930s. Perhaps because of its situation in the middle of a busy road there’s not much can be done with it - which is a pity, because I’m sure if it was cleaned and sympathetically restored it could be a very attractive Victorian monument.
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • craigluscar
    Dunfermline, UK13,605 contributions
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    Gavin Douglas lived in a house close to this spot .Born in Tantallon Castle in 1474 . He was a student at the University and an accomplished Poet .Dean of St Giles Cathedral in 1501 and Bishop of Dunkeld Cathedral in 1515.He Died of the plague in 1522 in London. The memorial plaque has a Douglas crest below, which represents the eroded stonework above the plaque
    Written 30 November 2019
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