Christmas Shopping in St Andrews

For our Christmas Shopping we took the opportunity to base ourselves in Crail and then headed for a delightful stroll round the University town of St Andrews.  It was the occasion of the lighting of the Christmas lights in the town and the celebration of St Andrew’s Day, so an extra special weekend. For 2017 Bid St Andrews are planning the annual Christmas Lights Switch on at the end of November (date to be released shortly so check this page for details). In addition there is a christmas market  and a chance to ride on the Land Train from the 17 – 23 December.

We took it easy, shopped slowly, popped in to a couple of places for snacks and drinks and generally had a lovely day despite drizzly weather.

book shopping at St andrews

Book shopping at Topping & Company

cullen skink at the vic st andrews

Soup of the Day – Cullen Skink at The Vic, St Andrews

artery st andrews

Find the perfect presents at Artery St Andrews

something for the cheese board

Cheese and Biscuits from I J Mellis

jannettas gelateria st andrews

Seasonal ices at Jannettas Gelateria

st andrew's day in St andrews

Saltires and King Creosote for St Andrew’s Day

At the end of the day we returned to cosy Sandcastle Cottage to prepare a meal of food purchased from our excellent local shops in Crail (Penmans Butcher, Green’s Grocery), enhanced by a bottle of delicious red from St Andrews Wine Company.  Enjoy the photos of the day’s activities. We hope it might entice you to visit soon. Relaxation whilst Christmas shopping – it has a lot to recommend it!

fillet steak penmans

Penman’s Fillet Steak with Mushroom Sauce


I J Mellis cheeses and biscuits

solms astor st andrews wine

Wine from the St Andrews Wine Company

If  you want to stay at Sandcastle Cottage in the East Neuk of Fife for Christmas shopping this year, just check your dates by selecting them from the link below.  We look forward to welcoming you to Sandcastle Cottage.

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Find out more about Christmas Shopping in St Andrews

Christmas Shopping in St Andrews (Flickr Album)

Artery Gallery

Topping & Company St Andrews

Jannetta’s Gelateria

Vic St Andrews

King Creosote

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