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    Climate

    Moscow and Labrador, Newfoundland are on the same latitude as St Andrews but winters in St Andrews are not as cold!

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    Studying in St Andrews

    St Andrews houses the oldest University in Scotland and the third oldest in the UK. Past famous students Prince William and Kate Middleton met at university here.

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    True Gem

    Falkland is a true gem in Fife. It is really beautiful with little houses and cobble streets. The Palace is incredible. Great place to visit.

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    City of Bloom!

    There are so many flowers in the city! Great place to stop off and stock up on supplies for the Highlands as it's the last big town.

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    Granite City

    Aberdeen architecture is known as the Granite City as it is built of locally quarried grey granite that sparkles due to the high mica contents.

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    Attractions

    Falkland Palace & Garden

    Incredible history behind this palace. The grounds are worth a visit alone. The gardens host the oldest Royal tennis court in Britain, built for King James the V. Highly recommend.

    Beatrix Potter Garden

    Great for the kids! Really cute and kids get to dress up like Mrs Tiggy Winkle and others.

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    The Beach

    Such a beautiful beach with big sand dunes. Lovely little town and I can see why it's known as the 'Jewel of the Moray Firth'.

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    The Stonehaven Open Air Pool is the only working Olympic-sized heated open-air pool in Britain!

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    Brilliant Kids Science Museum. As an adult I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and could easily got back again!

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    Places To Eat

    Iain J Mellis Cheesemongers

    The famous Edinburgh deli is also in Edinburgh. Great for picking up something for a picnic or dinner. The smell of cheese literally drifts out the front door tempting you in! Highly recommend!

    Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm Shop & Cafe

    Lovely rustic cafe up a farm track just outside Falkland. Great farm shop with a lot of variety.

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    Great place to eat and drink with a brilliant outdoor seating area across the road right on the beach. In the summer months a bbq is going where you can buy 110% scottish beef burgers and drink beer in the sun.

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    Great wine bar and gastro pub food. Great for a pit stop while shopping along George Street.

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    Traditional French food in the centre of town. Big thumbs up and reasonably priced.

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    Traveller Tips

    Book Well in Advance for August

    If visiting Edinburgh in August it is a must to book well in advance. The population of Edinburgh more than doubles during August.
    Said so often by Edinburgh residents it has taken on a mythic quality, this fun fact is actually true as the city swells in size to accommodate performers, thinkers, artists, and their very welcome audiences.

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    Kids Golf

    The famous Gullane Golf Course has a kids course that is free to use for all in the centre of the village. Even if your not a golfer it's fun to get involved and have a go in a village where this sport is life!

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    August in Gullane

    During the end of July, beginning of August Gullane hosts the Gullane games. www.gullanegames.com/ A week long programme of fun from Tennis Competitions, Cricket matches, Golf, Sandcastle Competition, Junior Disco on the Green and Adult Quiz night followed by the grand finale of a whole day on the green with running races, bouncy castles, bbq and cream teas. Great fun!

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    Getting to North Berwick

    Trains run every half an hour from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station. The North Berwick station is within walking distance of the main High Street.

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    Map

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