A Day Out at St. Andrews

It is fairly pronounced that our family likes spontaneous days out.  Well, we’ve done it again when we visited St. Andrews.  This is kinda late post to be honest as it happened last month following our fantastic Scottish Highlands adventure.   We were at a loose end that day and out of the blue, we thought about St. Andrews’ Lammas Market.  We have not been there yet so to pass the time, off we went.

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Lammas Market is known as the oldest surviving medieval street fair in Europe.  It features fun fair, continental market, traders’ stalls, crafts, food and drinks as well.  This year Lammas Market runs from 5th-9th August  at the Market Street, St. Andrews.

St. Andrews coast
St. Andrews coast

St Andrews is a former royal burgh and parish on the east coast of Fife in Scotland, 10 miles southeast of Dundee and 30 miles northeast of Edinburgh.  The town is named after Saint Andrew the Saint.

We arrived at the town with the anticipation of the street being busy.  Consequently, it took us ages to find a parking space.  The ambiance looked so lively and cheerful.  So we parked the car and started walking towards the Market.

On our trek to the Market, we partly walked along the coastline and past the remains of Scotland’s largest and most magnificent medieval church, the St. Andrews Cathedral.  It’s free to walk around its grounds which is great.  Even in its ruinous state, the Cathedral remains a prominent landmark highly visible from the sea.  No wonder there were abundant of tourists around.

I love this photo of them sitting on top of the Cannon overlooking the coast.
Took this lovely photo of them sitting on top of the Cannon overlooking the beach.

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I love this photo I took of her, she looks so sweet!
I love this photo I took of her, she looks so sweet!
Of course, an obligatory photo of these two.
Of course, an obligatory photo of these two.

It was actually almost lunch time when we arrived at St. Andrews.  So before we continued strolling around, we looked for a restaurant to fill our tummy up first.

Then we came across the Tailend Restaurant.  It is a family run business which has been in the fish industry for four generations.  Sounds amazing, isn’t it?

The seafood display that you can see from the outside attracts our attention the most.  It was actually a Takeway bar in the front but surprisingly there lies a spacious restaurant behind it.  It was rather busy, so we thought this restaurant must be good.  So we went in and gave it a try.

Me and Ruby whilst waiting for our food to arrive.
Me and Ruby whilst waiting for our food to arrive.

My husband got the traditional Fish and Chips, while I braved myself and tried something which I don’t normally find in usual restaurants.  I went for the spicy choice of Thai Seafood Curry.  Both kids got sausage and chips.  I must admit, we were having second thoughts about the restaurant initially but I’m glad we tried it as the food is simply the best.

 

My husband's fish and chips
My husband’s fish and chips
Mine was Thai Seafood Curry
Mine was Thai Seafood Curry
Reimer and Ruby's Sausage and Chips
Reimer and Ruby’s Sausage and Chips

On top of the excellent quality of food, staff were efficient and superb as well.  I would highly recommend you dine in this restaurant next time you visit St. Andrews.

When we were finally all stuffed, it was time to begin wandering around as planned.   Lammas Market seemed busy but not cramped.  As expected, it was full of all sorts of rides for little ones and adults alike.  There were also a variety of thrilling rides suitable for those daring ones too.  Reimer and Ruby went to a few rides so as their Dad.

Here’s some photos taken:

Minion Bouncy
Minion Bouncy
Bungee Trampoline
Bungee Trampoline
Car ride
Car ride
Cup and Saucer
Cup and Saucer

We didn’t stay too long at St. Andrews because we still have around 1 hour and 30mins drive home.  It was nice to be somewhere different and explore the fun activities of the place.

Kids love the day out specifically the rides they went into.  While I love the exuberant atmosphere of the place.  Yet again, another spontaneous day out for us that turned out fabulous and worthwhile.

Have you been to St. Andrews?

Do you fancy going on town’s Fun fair?

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42 thoughts on “A Day Out at St. Andrews

  • Looks like a great day out. We have been to St Andrews several times but never during the market time. Maybe we need to head there one year to try it out 🙂 #whatevertheweather

    • ReimerandRuby

      This is actually our first time to visit St. Andrews and on this occasion as well. It was fab day out that’s for sure. Thanks for commenting.

  • I love spontaneous days – they are always the best. Your pictures are lovely and the fish and chips looks amazing! #whatevertheweather #picknmix

    • ReimerandRuby

      I love spontaneous days out as well… The fish and chips taste good says my husband, but I enjoyed my Thai seafood curry too. Thanks for commenting.

  • What a great day- everything looks amazin- esp that food!

    #fabfridaypost

  • Looks like a fab day out. That food is making me hungry! Yum x #picknmix

  • Looks and sounds awesome, especially the medieval market and the food. Yum! Sarah #FabFridayPost

  • I have not been to Scotland yet! Can you believe it! I have been living here since nearly 30 years and I have never touch Scotland! I am so a shame of myself taking this for granted as I live so near to it! I would love to go and visit St. Andrews someday. It seem like a lovely city. I have to say I really like the look on those sussages. 🙂 Glad you had a great day out.

    Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

    • ReimerandRuby

      I can’t believe you lived here in UK for 30 years already, that’s a long time hehehe. You should visit Scotland one day… there’s some lovely places to visit here. Thanks for your lovely comment.

  • Nige Higgins

    Looks a fab place to visit looks like you had a great time Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky come back next week please

  • We’ve been promising ourselves a trip to Scotland as neither of us have been, this is definitely something i’d consider! Will put it on the list for Scotland trip locations to visit! Thanks! #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      You should… and hope you’ll enjoy your visit here when it comes. Thank you for commenting.

  • What a fun packed day out you had. St Andrews is such a beautiful place and the food looks delishious X #kcacols

  • Isn’t it strange how the spontaneous days out are often the best! This looks like a fab day. I’d love to visit the area some time. #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      So so true! We’ve done a lot of spontaneous days out which turned out really fab. Thanks for commenting.

  • The photos of that food are making me hungry! #picknmix

  • Looks like a great day out! Never been there but would love to go. And your kids are just so cute. Thanks for linking to #KCACOLS Hope you’ll come back next week.

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  • What a fun day that looks to be! I always find spontaneous days are much more fun than the ones we have meticulously planned! That fish and chips looks sooooo good too!! #twinklytuesday

    • ReimerandRuby

      Most of the time, when the planned day out goes bad, we got frustrated about it… whereas spontaneous ones are more easy-going, lol. Thanks for commenting.

  • This seems like such fun. Loved the bright and cheerful pictures. I seem to have lost the courage for spontaneous holidays and yet they are the best kind. We need to do this. #mg

    • This looks like a lovely day out! I’ve only been to Scotland once, and that was to Edinburgh, and we are so far away (south west!) that it’s not easy for us to get there! But I want to take my children there one day, and the days out you post look so amazing, that I’d like to do a big adventure with them! The food you had looked awesome! And the photos of your children are gorgeous!
      #bigpinklink

      • ReimerandRuby

        It’s probably the same as us, we rarely go down south because it was far… but it’s nice to put places in the bucket list for future visits. Thank you for commenting.

    • ReimerandRuby

      I do believe spontaneous ones are great as well as the planned ones too. Thanks for commenting.

  • It’s been a long time since I’ve been to St Andrews, we should really go sometime! It looks like you all had a great time at the fair and good weather too! Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

    • ReimerandRuby

      It was perfect going there as there was an event, so it was more fun. Thanks for commenting.

  • Funnily enough we were in St. Andrews last year during the Lammas market but we were there for a friend’s wedding!! (Baby Lighty’s first ever wedding!) We love St. Andrews, it’s beautiful, and it looks like you discovered the delights of the town too 🙂 #BigPinkLink

    • ReimerandRuby

      Hope you enjoyed the Lammas Market too? or did you managed to stroll around after the wedding?! St. Andrews is a lovely place and has beautiful gems. Thanks for commenting.

  • I love spontaneous days when lack of planning puts you in the mood for something new. I love trying new dishes in restaurants. #brilliantblogposts

    • ReimerandRuby

      Me too, I like unusual or unfamiliar dish in a restaurants menu, lol Thanks for commenting.

  • This looks like such a lovely day out. I went there once as a kid, but haven’t been for years. Love spontaneous days and trips. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix
    Eilidh x

    • ReimerandRuby

      St. Andrews must have looked different before when you last visited. This was my first visit too. Thanks for commenting.

  • What a great find! I’ve really enjoyed reading your holiday posts from Scotland, they’ve been really great and that food place looks unbelieable! Looks and sounds like you all had a fantastic time, thanks for linking up yo #MarvMondays.

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thank you for reading my holiday posts although it looks like I have been spamming my readers already, lol. Anyway, thanks for commenting.

  • looks like so much fun, but have to say that food looks amazing, so yummy! Thanks for sharing this lovely day with me at #mg

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