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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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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