Tiger Woods may have made St. Andrews even more famous in the sporting world for his 2005 win at the British Open, but the town is no stranger to prominence itself. Indeed, the town has been known as the "home of golf" since perhaps the 1600's, home to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, which, until recently, was golf's ruling body. Sitting adjacent is The Old Course?, one of the most well-known courses in the world, and possibly the oldest in Scotland. The town is now virtually surrounded by links and is a haven for golfers.
St. Andrews is not just known for it's golf tourism though. The ruins of the St. Andrews Cathedral, once Scotland's largest building, occupies a large plot at the end of town, and stands as a huge historic attraction. St. Rules Tower? and St. Andrews Castle? are also located on the cathedral grounds.
Since St. Andrews seems to exude all that is old, it is only fitting that Scotlandís oldest university, The University of St Andrews is scattered throughout town as well. Making the University even more renowned is recent graduate Prince William.
St. Andrews is located in the Kingdom of Fife about 50 miles (80.5km) from Edinburgh Airport.
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