It was my last day in Cellardyke and I started it with a little drive to St Andrews to explore the charming University town a little bit. And finally, buy me a wee bit of tartan.
The University of St Andrews is the third oldest university in the English-speaking world, the oldest one in Scotland and one of the best in the United Kingdom. It´s the one fit for future kings…
St Andrews Cathedral
The former Roman Catholic Cathedral was built in in 1158 and became the centre of the Medieval Catholic Church in Scotland. After the Scottish Reformation in the 16th century, it was disused and fell into ruin.
The square tower remained from the even older church of St. Regulus, a Romanesque style church built in the 11th century to house the relics of St Andrew.
St Andrew harbour
From the cathedral, I went down to the shore and the harbour.
The history of St Andrews Harbour is one that spans the centuries and is inseparably linked with the life of the coastal town it serves; indeed at one time the very life-blood of it. No doubt the Harbour’s footings are to be found in nothing more than the unimproved shores of the Kinness Burn, around which the early inhabitants of the town, then still known as Kilrymont, would go about their simple lives of fishing and farming. (St Andrews Harbour trust)
View of St Andrews Castle from the harbour.
St Andrews Castle
St Andrews castle was a fortress, a bishop´s palace and state prison, now it´s mostly in ruins.
View from the castle towards the cathedral.