You have chosen a very specific place. A town of rich history, immense beauty and glorious contrast. That’s an overly grand statement for sure, but its hard to write objectively about ‘The Bubble’, so called because of its seeming total disconnection from reality (and self contained nature).
Golf, much? Golf a lot, with visitors travelling the world just to see it. Then there are the locals, a mere two thirds of the term time population here. It may sound cramped, but there is instead a special sense of belonging to a town heavily endowed with university buildings. We also have Scotland’s only 5* rated theatre. And lots of intimate dinner parties. Staying in is the new going out.
The New Picture House on North Street screens blockbusters in its gorgeous palatial cinema that seems to double as a ballroom. Further down the road, you’ll come across St Salvator’s College and the infamous PH cobbles. This was the scene of a gruesome and significant martyrdom which led the most important era of St Andrews’ history – Patrick Hamilton’s pained face is etched into the wall above his spot.