5 Reasons Everyone Should Visit St Andrews

For a small town, St Andrews has lot to offer, which is why its one of the highlights of our St Andrews, Fife and Dunfermline Abbey Tour Renowned as being the home of golf, religion and Prince William’s University, it is a beautiful town with a harbours, ancient ruins and a stunning coastline.

Here are some of the things to look out for when you are there. 

The Golf

Probably one of the most well known golf courses in the world, the legendary Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, deserves its title as the ‘Home of Golf’. With seven links, it’s the largest public golf complex in Europe.

Scotland’s Oldest University

The University of St Andrews is the oldest of Scotland’s universities and the third oldest in the English-speaking world. Founded in the fifteenth century, it’s a beautiful building with a cursed stone, a famous mystical ancient tree and Royal connections. 

The Ruins

St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews Castle and Blackfriars Chapel are all ruins to out on your list to see. Each holds great historical, religious and architectural significance. St Andrews Castle was the official residence of Scotland’s leading bishop throughout the Middle Ages. Our guides will be able to tell you more stories from these buildings 


St Andrews prides itself on its offering of independent boutique shops and local businesses. Whatever you need, St Andrews has it from stationary and crystals, to fancy cheeses, golf memorabilia, vintage finds, art, sweets, adorable gifts and fashion. They are definitely worth a browse.

The Views

The views and photo opportunities in St Andres are endless.  Points to check out include  West Sands Beach – as seen in from the film Chariots of Fire, St Rule’s Tower, The Swilcan Bridge, The Botanic Gardens, Craigtoun Country Park

Our St Andrews, Fife and Dunfermline Abbey Tour runs on Thursdays throughout the summer.  Other highlights of the tour include Dunfermline Abbey and Anstruther.

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