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History, Mythology Combine at St. Andrews

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The only thing on par with the importance of golf in this ancient city is history.

Founded on the legend that the bones of the Christian apostle St. Andrew were brought here, this gray town is laden with lasting reminders from centuries past. Markings on cobblestones indicate where executions took place. The ruins of St. Andrews Castle, built around 1200 A.D. and rebuilt several times during the Wars of Scottish Independence, still loom. The ruins of the St. Andrews Cathedral, founded in 1158, continue to battle harsh winds off the North Sea.

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