SCOTLAND WITH KIDS: ST ANDREWS
Visiting St Andrews was one of the highlights of our family trip to Scotland (we also loved touring The Highlands and the tour of Edinburgh for Harry Potter fans). The historic town of St Andrews is famous for its unique coastal setting, the ancient University, and being considered “Home of Golf.” This small, elegant, and peaceful city makes your visit one to remember.
As it is played today, Golf is a Scottish game developed on the east coast of Scotland before spreading across Britain and around the world. For centuries, St. Andrews has been considered the game’s home, holding worldwide influence over the sport. The whole family can explore golf’s story at the British Golf Museum and discover fascinating histories and facts about this sport. Kids are encouraged to take part in fun, hands-on interactive activities.
St Andrews’ University:
Founded in 1413, the University of St Andrews is Scotland’s oldest university. Kids can enjoy walking throughout its 19 Academic Schools, located in the city center.
West Sands Beach:
This famous beach will always be linked to the movie Chariots of Fire, as it was the setting for one of the best-known scenes of this movie. It is impossible to walk (or run) along this stunning beach without hearing Vangelis’ music going through your head.
St Andrews’ Cathedral:
It’s breathtaking to explore the remains of Scotland’s most magnificent medieval Cathedral and marvel at its scale.
St Andrew’s Castle:
Kids will be speechless as they explore and learn about the 450-year history of this castle.
Try one of the 54 delicious ice creams of a world-famous ice cream shop:
Janetta’s Gelateria has created the most delicious ice-cream for over 100 years. They also offer tasty breakfast options, sandwiches for lunch, and legendary milkshakes.