St Andrews Castle, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Dundee and embarked on a tour as follows:

  • First to St. Andrews. First we called in at the St Andrews Links Trust ( Clubhouse) for coffee in a restaurant which afforded excellent views of the Old Course and other prestigious golf courses. next we drove through the town, with its wide streets, to visit the (ruined) medieval cathedral and associated sites, including St Rule’;s Tower, Combination of sunshine and good visibility provided excellent photo opps.

St Rule’s Tower, St Andrews,, Scotland

St Andrews Cathedral, Scotland

Golf at St Andrews, Scotland

  • Next, round the coast to the quaint and historic fishing village of Crail where we stopped for more photographs.

Crail, Fife, Scotland

  • ┬áNext to the large coastal village of Anstruther which has a marina and many shops. We availed of lunch here at the famous Anstruther Fish Bar, one of Scotland’s top ranked fish and chip restaurants.#

Fish and chips at Anstruther, Scotland

Anstruther Marina, Scotland

Anstruther, Scotland

  • Next we called in at Pittenweem harbour which remains home to an active fishing fleet and fish market. We stopped here for a few photographs.

Pittenweem Harbour, Scotland

  • Next to St Monans Church, a very historic building located on cliffs overlooking the Firth of Forth. This site has connections with the introduction of Christianity to Scotland around 1500 years ago. The church was originally Catholic but is now Presbyterian.

St Monans Church, Fife, Scotland

Inside St Monans Church, Fife, Scotland

St Monans village architecture

  • Final stop was Lower Largo, another coastal village which was home to the 18th century sailor, Alexander Selkirk who was the ‘real world’ role model for Daniel Defoe’s ‘Robinson Crusoe’.

Alexander Selkirk Statue, Lower Largo, Scotland

Finally, we moved on to our final destination of Dunfermline, just to the north of Edinburgh, where we checked into our lodgings for the night.

Tomorrow we travel to the Scottish Borders region.

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