Catch A Sunrise at the St. Andrews Castle

St. Andrews Castle - Search Nearby - Added by Alex E

Catch a beautiful Sunset over the Scottish coast with the ruins of St. Andrews Castle in the background.

There is no better way to start your morning than by waking up to a picturesque sunrise and warm cup of coffee.  In Scotland, where a beautiful day is when it only rains half the day, catching a sunrise can be a bit of a challenge. But with a mix of rain, the sun piercing through the clouds and a 1,000 year old castle over your shoulder, it doesn't get much more rewarding than that.  Just to the Northeast of town center, is the picturesque St. Andres Castle perched atop the Scottish cliffs overlooking the North Sea.

The rocky cliffs of the castle are lined with beautiful yellow daffodils and a small sandy beach lines the cliff below the castle. A set of stairs allow you access to the beach, which is a good vantage point to catch the sunrise. Since the castle doesn't open until 10am, you won't be able to get a sunrise shot from inside the castle, but you can walk most of the way around the outside. I recommend exploring the castle as well. It is full of very interesting and rich history. There are plenty of benches along the sidewalk atop the cliffs to relax and enjoy the sunrise. 

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