The stunning medieval city of St Andrews is well known these days for its famous golf course (the world's oldest) and Scotland's first and finest university, recently made famous by its royal alumni. Set on the stunning north coast of the Kingdom of Fife, St Andrews is just one hour away from Edinburgh. On this St Andrews day trip from Edinburgh, we'll join a local historian and take a walk through the historic core of the town, visit the university, and explore the intricate links between the history of golf and the history of the town.
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St Andrews Day Trip
Visit St Andrews University
Home of Golf
Alex Collins is a PhDl student in the History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, where he researches medieval art and architecture.. He studied his MA in Art History and English at the University of St Andrews in 2009, before working in heritage and local government. At the University of Edinburgh, Alex teaches art and architectural history.
Hugh was born in Scotland, and raised on his father’s farm in Perthshire. He was educated at Cambridge University, where he read French and German literature. After completing his doctoral thesis in German, he joined the British foreign service, and spent over 25 years travelling the world as a diplomat, ultimately with the rank of ambassador.
Robin was born in Ayrshire, and after a spell in Aberdeen, has lived and worked in Edinburgh since arriving as a student in the '70s. He has guided since 2012 and loves sharing with visitors his fascination with this spectacular city and how it has evolved over the centuries. Robin takes a keen interest in Scottish history and also has a special passion for the country's traditional song and music. He believes no day in Edinburgh is complete without a coffee and cake in a carefully selected cafe, or, depending on the time of day, a pint of real ale in one of the many fine pubs, whether on or off the tourist trail.
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