We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Best of St Andrews Guide

Print this guide 

All things to do » Things to do

St Andrews Links
St Andrews Links
Owner description: A golfing Mecca for the most accomplished golfer to the enthusiastic amateur, a trip to St Andrews Links is one which realises the ultimate dream for golfers worldwide. From the... more Owner description: A golfing Mecca for the most accomplished golfer to the enthusiastic amateur, a trip to St Andrews Links is one which realises the ultimate dream for golfers worldwide. From the iconic Swilcan Bridge on the Old Course to Tom Morris’s masterful architecture on the New Course, St Andrews Links has developed over 600 years to become one of the most famous locations in golf. Perhaps most fascinating however, is the fact that all seven courses at St Andrews Links are public and open to everyone. St Andrews Links is the largest public golfing complex in Europe. From the terrifying sight of Hell Bunker on the Old Course to the gentle slopes of the Balgove, the Home of Golf has become the ultimate golfing destination for all ages and abilities. The three championship courses; the Old Course, New Course and Jubilee Course run parallel to each other along the famous St Andrews Links West Sands of St Andrews. Nestled on the opposite side of the Links are the Eden, Strathtyrum and the only nine hole course, the Balgove. A five minute drive from town is the seventh course, the award winning Castle Course which offers dramatic views over St Andrews from its spectacular cliff top location. Away from the course, explore the fantastic facilities St Andrews Links has to offer. Learn the game where it was first played at the St Andrews Links Golf Academy. The Academy offers first-class tuition from PGA-Qualified St Andrews Links professionals and is home the only Callaway Performance Centre (custom-fit) in Scotland. The driving range has over 60 bays, including 22 indoors, and a landing zone which is over 400 yards long. All mats are air cushioned, and five bays include the Power Tee automated system. There is short game area, which includes a replica of Road Bunker, and a putting green, once the second on the Eden Course and regarded as one of the finest in St Andrews. Shop our fantastic range of official merchandise from our five retail stores, the Old Course Shop, the 18th Green Shop, the Links Clubhouse Shop, the Castle Course shop and the oldest golf shop in the world – Tom Morris. Finally relax in the Swilcan Restaurant in the Links Clubhouse, The Eden Clubhouse or the Castle Course Clubhouse with a wee dram as you reflect on your visit to the Home of Golf. less
Attraction type: Golf Courses; Historic Sites
See nearby places to eat
Swilcan Burn Bridge
Swilcan Burn Bridge
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Bridges
See nearby places to eat
Fraser Gallery St Andrews
Fraser Gallery St Andrews
Owner description: Fraser Gallery St Andrews opened in April 2008 and is located in the ground floor of a traditional townhouse in the centre of St Andrews. The gallery is a fresh, stylish... more Owner description: Fraser Gallery St Andrews opened in April 2008 and is located in the ground floor of a traditional townhouse in the centre of St Andrews. The gallery is a fresh, stylish, welcoming space which occupies the whole ground floor of the property and is arguable one of the best gallery spaces in Scotland. In the open plan, yet intimate setting with extensive hanging space, it has a large, varied and constantly refreshed selection of original art including work by George Devlin, Francis Boag, Alberto Morrocco, Jack Morrocco, John Kingsley, Marj Bond, Malcolm Cheape, David Mackie Cook and Joe Fan, amongst others. The Gallery shows a mixed exhibition all year ‘round with two major solo exhibitions each year which have included “sell out” exhibitions for Scottish artists, Francis Boag, Robert Macmillan, Malcolm Cheape and John Kingsley, PAI.Roderick Fraser, the gallery owner, is a fourth generation art dealer with over 30 years experience in owning and managing galleries in Dundee and Edinburgh. His family business dates back to 1862.The galleries are unique, intimate spaces in the heart of St Andrews showcasing some of the very best of contemporary Scottish artists. less
Attraction type: Art Galleries
See nearby places to eat
West Sands
West Sands
Attraction type: Beaches
See nearby places to eat
St Andrews Cathedral
St Andrews Cathedral
Owner description: The remains of what was Scotland’s largest and most magnificent church still show how impressive St Andrews Cathedral must have been in its prime. Its museum houses a collection... more Owner description: The remains of what was Scotland’s largest and most magnificent church still show how impressive St Andrews Cathedral must have been in its prime. Its museum houses a collection of early and later medieval sculpture as well as other relics found on the site. Spectacular views from St Rule's Tower. less
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites
See nearby places to eat

All places to eat » Places to eat

The Grange at St Andrews
The Grange at St Andrews
Ranked #1 of 116 Restaurants in St Andrews
Price: USD 18 - 58
Cuisines: Scottish
Good for: Business, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations
Peat Inn
Peat Inn
Ranked #2 of 116 Restaurants in St Andrews
Price: USD 29 - 98
Cuisines: European
Good for: Business, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
The Tavern
The Tavern
Ranked #3 of 116 Restaurants in St Andrews
Price:
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Brasserie, Scottish
Good for: View, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Vine Leaf Restaurant
Vine Leaf Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 116 Restaurants in St Andrews
Price:
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegetarian, Scottish
Good for: Business, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Little Italy
Little Italy
Ranked #5 of 116 Restaurants in St Andrews
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Mansedale House B&B
Mansedale House B&B
USD 76 (GBP 50)
St Andrews Country Cabins
St Andrews Country Cabins
USD 86 - 173 (GBP 57 - 114)
Aslar Guest House
Aslar Guest House
USD 76 (GBP 50)
Ranked #4 of 79 St Andrews B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

St Andrews Coach Houses
St Andrews Coach Houses
USD 177 - 209
Failte Bed And Breakfast
Failte Bed And Breakfast
USD 98 - 184
Ranked #2 of 79 St Andrews B&B and Inns
Fairways of St Andrews
Fairways of St Andrews
USD 110
Ranked #5 of 79 St Andrews B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Rufflets Country House Hotel
4.0 of 5
Rufflets Country House Hotel
USD 227 - 502
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in St Andrews
CHECK RATES!
Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5
Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
USD 369 - 637 (GBP 244 - 421)
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in St Andrews
CHECK RATES!
Fairmont St Andrews
5.0 of 5
Fairmont St Andrews
USD 236 - 470
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in St Andrews
CHECK RATES!

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.