4.27.2011

Pack Your Bags: We're Heading to the Fairmont St. Andrews, Scotland


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This week, I watched the cheesy "William and Kate" movie on Lifetime which I will probably one day regret revealing.  My mother-in-law suggested that I watch it in preparation for our royal wedding viewing.   It was interesting, and probably a lot more fiction than fact.  This tidbit may shock you as much as I have talked about the royal wedding this month on my blog, but I must have been preoccupied with my own life this century and just "wasn't in the know" a lot about Will's romance with Kate Middleton.   You see, my subscriptions to Majesty Magazine ran out last century, and after Princess Diana's death, I no longer kept up with the royals comings and goings.   In fact, I didn't even watch Charles and Camilla's wedding, but I was on vacation in British Columbia so that may not have been the case if I had been at home.   Nonetheless, I knew very little about their romance except seeing a few snapshots and reading a few headlines.  Of course, their engagement pulled me right back in to the royal hoopla I so loved in my teens and college.  I will be one of the crazy billion of people who will wake up at 4 a.m. this week to see all the events unfold live in London. 



Hotel Photos courtesy of Fairmont St. Andrews Website
After seeing the royal movie Monday night, I found myself wanting to learn more about the lovely town of St. Andrews, Scotland where the couple studied together at the University.  If you love castles, ruins, and golf then I think you would love St. Andrew's Fife. As usual, I have looked at the hotels in the town, and if I were packing my bags today I would choose to stay at the Fairmont St. Andrews.  It just so happens that this hotel was the site of the charity fashion show where Prince William saw Kate Middleton in a new romantic light as she walked the runway in that now famous see-through dress.  The hotel also says that Prince William was a regular visitor of the spa during his time at the University. 

Here's that now famous spa.


The guest rooms look delightful.


And is where I would have my afternoon tea.



The Squire Restaurant at the Fairmont
This is a great destination to watch the royal nuptials on Friday.  The Fairmont thinks so, too.  They have a royal wedding weekend package where you watch the wedding on a big screen, and dine in the very same room where the fashion show was held.  You also get to check out the spa with a one hour treatment.  I think I would much rather be here than on the busy streets of London.

Fairmont Golf Course

But since I'm announcing this package with just two days until the wedding, you may want to think about following package instead if you travel to Scotland between now and the end of the year.  It's called, "Spend the Kid's Inheritance".   I love the name!  This package includes overnight accommodations, full Scottish Breakfast, and 25 percent off spa treatments and green fees.  The Fairmont St. Andrews wants you to have the time of your life spending your kid's inheritance and enjoy maximum freedom during your retirement.

This is going to be my motto for the future.  Not that I'm rushing things, but I'll be approaching 60 by the time my youngest goes to college and I will be ready to travel, and do some of the things I can't do right now with the little ones.  However, I know my hubby will remind me that we have to pay college in our sixties.  Ouch!

Until next time, I'm off to get a cup of tea and pack my bags.  You'll hear about my little road trip on Thursday.

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