It is one of Scotland’s most famous sites.
The ancient cathedral ruins of St. Andrews. This was once the focal point of the medieval Catholic Church in Scotland, home of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews. It was the largest church built in Scotland back in the mid-1100s (1158).
When Catholicism came under fire during the Scottish Reformation in the 16th century the church was abandoned and eventually fell into ruins.
Today, the east tower is an historic landmark.
It overlooks the Cathedral Burial Grounds where many famous residents of the town were interred. Young Tom and Old Tom Morris rest here along with professors from the university, soldiers, authors and all manners of past citizens. When you stand among them, you know you are on sacred ground.
This place is a must-see when you come to play golf.
The ruins and the burial grounds sit on a point, overlooking the sea.
Incredible photo opportunities, but most of all, a place to visit, respect and meditate, a place to drink in the essence of the town and its past.
It will give you goosebumps.