Wullie Davidson’s Bus Pass Ramblings: St Andrews

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I’ve taken a week of my annual leave this week, and decided to do an ‘easy one’.  Today, it was St Andrews, mainly because I’ve never been there, but also because a nurse who was attending me during a recent medical procedure said it was ‘fantastic’. At just 2 hours and 36 minutes from Glasgow, it would be a dawdle.  There were no hitches and I arrived in St Andrews at 1155. It’s a lovely place, a mixture of old and new, with the emphasis on old. There were a lot of graduates in their black gowns getting photographed, and lots of well dressed proud parents wandering around.

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I was surprised at how near the golf course was to the town. Tiger Woods could have driven from the course to the town centre. There’s a golf museum, but that didn’t interest me. The ruined castle had a £9 admission charge, which I was not going to pay. The ruined cathedral was very impressive. It must have been a huge building in its heyday, and you wonder how people back then could have built such a thing.

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There’s an aquarium in the town, which I decided to visit. £12 admission charge, reduced to £10 with a concession card. From the outside, it looked pretty small, so I had the feeling I was going to be slightly ripped off. But, it was a lovely experience. Compact and bijoux. Although it’s called an aquarium, it’s also a reptile house, and has huge Atlantic seals, penguins, meerkats, marmosets, tarantulas, and a colony of leaf cutting ants.

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Highly recommended if you’re ever in town. I tried uploading a picture or two, but got the message that I was only allowed to upload 501 kb. I’ve no idea what that means. I guess I’ll always be a computer numpty.

June, 2019.

 

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