St Andrews, New Brunswick
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About St Andrews, New Brunswick
St. Andrews is a seaside resort on the south west corner of New brunswick, and lies about thirty minutes from the border with the United States. The best places to stay in St. Andrews are mostly located right in the centre of town and offer the perfect base for exploring and enjoying this popular holiday spot.
St. Andrews-by-the-Sea as it is also known, was settled by United Empire Loyalists following the American war of independence. Many of these people transported their homes North by barge from New England - some of which still stand. St. Andrews became Canada’s first proper seaside destination around the turn of the twentieth century and attracted many of the country’s more prominent families.
The town is situated on the Bay of Funday which experiences some of the highest tides in the world - known to rise to over 28 feet. There is a rich diversity of sea life and many coves and islands to explore. It's also a very popular area with both painters and photographers with its covered bridges and lighthouses.
For the sightseer there are:
- the Kingsbrae Horticultural Gardens - in full bloom every spring,
- the Ross Memorial Museum,
- the St. Andrews Blockhouse (the old gaol).
- The Fairmount Algonquin hotel is a landmark in the centre of town - built and once owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway.
There's plenty to do on a stroll around town too.....browse the many artisan gift shops and galleries, pop into one of plethora of bars, cafes and restaurants and enjoy some local lobster.
The best places to stay in St Andrews, New Brunswick are very popular during the peak summer months. So if you want to guarantee a room, do yourself a favour and book well in advance.
For Nineteenth century charm
- The Kingsbrae Arms is a beautifully restored and elegantly decorated 1897 building. Full of character, the interiors are rich with many original features. Plus the restaurant serves gourmet cuisine featuring all organic and locally sourced produce.
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Kingsbrae Arms St Andrews, New Brunswick 10 rooms from AU$257
A beautifully restored 1897 B&B in the historic seaside town of St Andrews. Elegantly decorated rooms feature a range of features such as original paneling, beautiful fabrics, four poster beds and private balconies. The gourmet cuisine uses only locally sourced organic produce. Simply charming!Kayaking - St. Andrews offers a wealth of sea kayaking experiences under the direction of professional, courteous guides.Birdwatching - Visit Campobello Island for some magnificant bird watching.Restrictions on children - Children older than 12 years are welcome.Full of characterRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux