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St Andrews Cathedral Fife Scotland

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The ruins of the catherdral in St. Andrews and beside it St. Rules Church.

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B: St Andrews Harbour Fife Scotland

by Geoff Mather, 220 meters away

Down in the harbour visitors are crossing the lock to attend the harbour "open" day on the greensward...

St Andrews Harbour Fife Scotland

C: St Andrews Harbour Arm Fife Scotland

by Geoff Mather, 390 meters away

The Arm looks back across the harbour and up the hill to the catherdral, whilst out at sea the Tall s...

St Andrews Harbour Arm Fife Scotland

D: St Salvator's Chapel, St Andrews, Scotland

by Daniel Oi, 470 meters away

St Salvator's Chapel, St Andrews, Scotland

E: Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews, Scotland

by Daniel Oi, 520 meters away

Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews, Scotland

F: RAF Leuchars Airshow

by Billy Hepburn, 6.8 km away

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G: Tentsmuir Forest Beach

by Daniel Oi, 10.2 km away

Tentsmuir Forest Beach

H: Elie Harbour Arm Fife Scotland

by Geoff Mather, 17.1 km away

Elie inner harbour from the Arm.

Elie Harbour Arm Fife Scotland

I: Elie Harbour Fife Scotland

by Geoff Mather, 17.2 km away

Elie in Fife is situated on the East coast of Scotland and lies on the mouth Firth of Forth.

Elie Harbour Fife Scotland

J: Keptie Pond, Arbroath

by Ross Bull, 26.9 km away

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