This picturesque university town in Fife may be small but there is so much to discover. From its famous golfing connections to its medieval ruins, St Andrew’s is a must-see when visiting Scotland. The coastline is spectacular and its busy festivals and events calendar means you’ll want to keep coming back again and again.
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The Old Course at St Andrews is one of the oldest golf courses in the world and one of the most iconic. Golfers have been putting, driving and wedging their way around this heathery course since the 15th century. If Wimbledon is the home of tennis then St Andrews is the home of golf. Past winners who’ve conquered its 18 holes include Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods.
When you’re not golfing, there’s plenty to see and do in St Andrews. Try horse riding near the coast or spend the day pottering around the pretty botanical gardens. St Andrews cathedral is also well worth a visit. Here, you’ll be able to take a look at a collection of medieval sculptures and scale the heights of St Rule’s Tower. Join a guided tour at Eden Mill distillery where you can sample some excellent gin, single-malt whiskey and award-winning beer along the way.
St Andrew’s is fantastic for families as the huge range of attractions means kids of all ages will be entertained. When the weather’s good, board the miniature train at Craigtoun Country Park, go rockpooling at Kingsbarn Beach or explore St Andrew’s castle. On a rainy day, marvel at the creatures of the deep in the aquarium or take a look around the British Golf Museum.