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This became Cell Rígmonaid (cell meaning church) and was anglicised Kilrymont. The name St Andrews derives from the town's claim to be the resting place of bones of the apostle Andrew.
is a former royal burgh and parish on the east coast of Fife in Scotland, 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Dundee and 30 miles (50 km) northeast of Edinburgh.The town is home to the University of St Andrews, the third oldest university in the English-speaking world and the oldest in Scotland..The settlement grew to the west of St Andrews cathedral with the southern side of the Scores to the north and the Kinness burn to the south.The burgh soon became the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland, a position which was held until the Scottish Reformation.The Martyrs Memorial, erected to the honour of Patrick Hamilton, George Wishart, and other martyrs of the Reformation epoch, stands at the west end of the Scores on a cliff overlooking the sea.The civil parish has a population of 18,421 (in 2011).
After the founding of a religious settlement in Muckross in around 370 AD, the name changed to Cennrígmonaid.
This is Old Gaelic and composed of the elements cenn (head, peninsula), ríg (king) and monaid (moor).
The famous cathedral, the largest in Scotland, now lies in ruins.
St Andrews is also known worldwide as the "home of golf".
This is in part because the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, founded in 1754, exercises legislative authority over the game worldwide (except in the United States and Mexico), and also because the famous links (acquired by the town in 1894) is the most frequent venue for The Open Championship, the oldest of golf's four major championships.
Visitors travel to St Andrews in great numbers for several courses ranked amongst the finest in the world, as well as for the sandy beaches.