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“Iconic Bridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Swilcan Bridge

The Swilcan Bridge
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US$716.77*
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Private St Andrews Day Tour from Edinburgh
Ranked #2 of 54 things to do in St Andrews
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Owner description: The famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole of the Old Course at the Home of Golf. The bridge was originally built over 700 years ago so shepherds could move their flock across the Swilcan Burn which meanders through what is now the 1st and 18th fairways. Today the Swilcan Bridge, with the 'Auld Grey Toun' providing the most beautiful of backdrops, is one of the most iconic settings in golf. So much more than a little stone crossing, the Swilcan Bridge is the history of the game, it's the magic moments, it's felt the footsteps of the true greats.
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“Iconic Bridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Yes, it is a bridge, but for golfers it is the most famous bridge in the world! If you visit St. Andrews for pleasure or golfing, you have to take a picture here. The public can walk around The Old Course on Sundays, and that is the best time to go.

Visited June 2014
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“Its a stone bridge!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I don`t mean to be disrespectful but it is a bridge. Unless you are a complete golfing nut you may be a little under whelmed. Its a nice photo op, but thats about it.

Visited July 2014
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“Just a free photo opportunity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

The Old Course is free to walk on Sundays, but for the other 6 days you will need to avoid the golfers if you want your photo taken here. Best time is very early in the morning, as none of the golfers will have reached the 18th by then.

As for the bridge itself, it's around 700 years old and at most only 30 feet wide, but it's location, location, location which makes it famous!

Visited July 2014
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“Get your camera out. ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

There is only 1 thing to do here: Stand on the bridge and get your photograph taken. Just don't ask a golfer for help here.

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“Photo Opportunity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

You have to have yout photograph taken here but beware of the golfers hitting off the 18th tee!

A popular spot and you'll always find someone to tame your photo.

Visited June 2014
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