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The Swilcan Bridge

The Old Course | St Andrews Links, St Andrews KY16 9JB, Scotland
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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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The Old Course | St Andrews Links, St Andrews KY16 9JB, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the primary thing my daughter wanted to do in Scotland. She is a golfer. I am not. So after a series of flight delays and cancellations from the east coast of USA and no sleep, we took the train /bus combo from Edinburgh...More

1  Thank MarylandSharon
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was 21 on waiting list for a round on The Old Course. Believe it or not I got lucky and teed off at midday. Beautiful day and to walk down to the Swilcan Bridge and get our photo done was unforgettable. Loved every minute...More

Thank kieranmurphy1956
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local of the town I know this is one of the most photographed icons in the golfing world. As children we didn't realise what a privilege it was to have it. We just knew it was a great place to go to in...More

Thank pcunningham29
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in St.Andrew's this is a must picture to do. The course is closed on Sundays to allow one to walk the course or take pics are needed. It's a golfers dream to golf and walk this course and I had the opportunity to do...More

Thank Claude B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop by for a view of history. Photos are best taken on Sundays when the Old Course is closed. Stop by The Jigger Inn afterwards.

Thank Gary O
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the summer after 7- 8 am you can take pictures with plenty of light without interferring with golfers coming up the 18th hole. The best photo spot in all of the UK..... I pone camers work great if there is enough light left -

1  Thank m p
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bridge is set as you finish the Old Course. A nice way to finish a round of golf! Passers-by can get a quick pic as well but not if the golfers are present.

Thank Allie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every professional golfer who has played the Old Course has walked across the Swilcan bridge and has had their picture taken on it! Wait for the golfers to tee off on the 18th and had their pictures taken and hurry to take your pictures before...More

1  Thank dwdurrance
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you play golf you must walk across the Swilcan bridge treading in the footsteps of all the great golfers

Thank Weepee45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bridge is located a few steps from the road or seapath. Be sure to visit early or late in the day; fewer people and golfers. We had to wait a few minutes for someone to play through.

Thank Wydtrak
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Ashleigh W
4 June 2017|
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Response from DrKenRam | Reviewed this property |
The course is closed on Sundays. People walk the course like a park. Pets are allowed
Paul W
1 October 2016|
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Response from StAndrewsLinks | Property representative |
It is possible to get a photo on the Swilcan Bridge. We would however advise you to be extra careful when entering the course. Please be aware of the golfers playing off the 18th tee as, understandably, priority must be... More
15 August 2016|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
They do a tour of the old course if would want other wise you can as everyone has said just wonder on but only on Sunday's !!