Less than two hours from Glasgow and Edinburgh and within thirty minutes from Dundee, St. Andrews is a great destination for those looking for a quiet escape. Premium golfing courses, medieval streets steeped in history, scenic towns, and a world-famous University are just some of the charms of this town.
With over 10 fantastic golf courses, St. Andrews has established itself as an international golfing destination - known to attract the most avid players for unforgettable golf holidays.
The magnificent remnants of St Andrews Cathedral are a must-visit here. Visit the museum within the cathedral premises to view a stellar collection of early and later medieval relics and structures. One of the most beautiful attractions here is the St Andrews Sarcophagus of Pictish date. Walk to the top of the St. Rule’s Tower for fantastic views of the town and countryside below.
Travel back in time at the fantastic ruins of St Andrews Castle. Once the residence of the Archbishops of St Andrews, the castle goes back to the 13th century. Some of the most popular attractions here are the underground 16th-century siege mine and countermine. Visit the infamous prison or 'bottle dungeon' – a medieval prison cut out of a solid rock.
The residents’ pride in their heritage is evident in the thriving food culture. Home to several independent cafes and restaurants, St Andrews has a world of culinary delights on offer. Visit Blackhorn for the best burgers made from locally-sourced ingredients and their signature Blackhorn sauce. Forgan’s is a local favourite for British classics with a twist. For a truly authentic Scottish experience, visit Forgan’s on Fridays and Saturdays to catch a lively traditional Ceilidh!
The charming streets of St. Andrews are also home to vintage shops and bespoke boutiques for discerning trendsetters. ‘Sam Brown’ and ‘Rummage’ are some of the most popular destinations here.
Visitors can easily plan a weekend trip and check in to top hotels in Glasgow or Edinburgh. These cities are just two hours away from St. Andrews.
Nature lovers can embark on a visit to the legendary Fife Coastal Path – also known as the ‘The Fringe of Gold’ with 14 award-winning and secluded beaches. The closest is the Isle of May, five miles off the coast and home to spectacular seabird colonies, an old lighthouse, and a 12th-century monastery.
Visitors can also explore Scotland’s Secret Bunker at Troywood built during the Cold War in the event of a nuclear attack.
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