Travel Postcard – A Wander Around St Andrews

St Salvators University Chapel

On the last day of my visit to St Andrews last month I’d done a sunrise shoot with glorious light, had breakfast and packed ready for the journey home, but my train wasn’t until later in the afternoon, so I had the time for a wander around the town with my OM-D for a few hours (and a nice lunch at the fish restaurant).

Bookshop on South Street in St Andrews Fife Scotland
Bookshop on South Street in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

I started on South Street with a look at the Town Kirk and the lovely bookshop nearby, which always seems to induce photographs at funny angles against blue sky!

Ruin of Sixteenth Century Gateway Marking Former South Boundary of St Marys College Quad
Ruin of the Sixteenth Century Gateway Marking the Former South Boundary of St Marys College Quad.

Over the road I had a proper look in St Mary’s College Quad for the first time.  The architecture is lovely with the North, East and West ranges intact and a fragment of the entrance gate in the original south boundary surviving in the middle of the lawn.

Clock Tower, St Andrews Museum, Kinburn House
Clock Tower, St Andrews Museum, Kinburn House

I strolled along South Street, past the remains Blackfriars Chapel at Madras College and through the West Port and headed over to Kinburn House, the home of the St Andrews Museum, which is well worth a visit with a small but interesting collection inside and interesting architecture outside.

Hope Park and Martyrs Church
Hope Park and Martyrs Church

From the museum I headed back to Hope Park and Martyrs Church with its impressive round windows and along Market Street in search of my lunch at the Tailend Restaurant, where the traditional Scottish haddock was lovely!

St Salvators University Chapel
St Salvators University Chapel

After lunch I headed along College Street for a look at the impressive tower of the University Chapel at St Salvator’s College before continuing down North Street to the ruins of the cathedral.

St Rules Tower in the Cathedral Grounds
St Rules Tower in the Cathedral Grounds

After a quick look in the grounds I wandered through The Pends gate and down the hill toward the harbour.  Along the way an access gate in the high wall was open, giving a great view of St Rules Tower from the road.

Visitors on the Drawbridge at St Andrews Castle
Visitors on the Drawbridge at St Andrews Castle

After a visit to the harbour I climbed the path up to the end of The Scores for a final look at the lovely castle perched on the coast before a short walk back along The Scores to collect my luggage for the train journey home.

About marksunderland

Mark Sunderland is a landscape and travel photographer based in Yorkshire, England. He supplies licensed images through marksunderland.com - The Source for Images of Yorkshire - and also runs photography workshops in the Yorkshire Dales with Natural Light Workshops.

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