Scotland is home to vibrant moors and elegant forests, towering mountains and snaking lochs. You arrive at the Edinburgh airport and meet you private transfer. The city brims with energy and historic architecture. Edinburgh Castle watches over the city atop Castle Rock. Pass through the city and watch the cobblestone Old Town fade away into the green countryside en route to St. Andrews. The town lays claim to the birthplace of golf and is often referred to as the “Home of Golf.”
The coastal breeze brings in the sweet and salty aroma of the sea. Historic buildings decorate the skyline, from the Gothic 15th-century university, the oldest university in Scotland, to the ruins of the 12th-century cathedral. The remains of St. Andrews Castle look over the beach. The North Sea crashes into the sand. The 13th-century castle was fortified for the bishop of St. Andrews. During the 16th century, the reformation overtook the castle and much of the religious artifacts across the country, including St. Andrews Cathedral.
The remaining stone is cold on your fingertips. The afternoon sunlight touches the ruins and casts shadows across the area. Moss covers much of the damp stones in the hidden tunnel complex. You can lower your head and wander through the historic network that led the besieged to safety. When you return to the open air you are greeted once again by the seaside aroma and the comforting crash of afternoon waves. Settle into your five-star hotel and indulge in the luxuries situated on over 520 acres of forested landscape.