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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: Historic Sites; Golf Courses
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The Swilcan Bridge
The Swilcan Bridge
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... more 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. less
Attraction type: Bridges; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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St Andrews Cathedral
St Andrews Cathedral
Owner description: The remains of St Andrews Cathedral, which was Scotland’s largest cathedral and most magnificent church, show how impressive it used to be. The museum houses an outstanding... more Owner description: The remains of St Andrews Cathedral, which was Scotland’s largest cathedral and most magnificent church, show how impressive it used to be. The museum houses an outstanding collection of early and later medieval sculptures and other relics found on the site, including the magnificent St Andrews Sarcophagus of Pictish date. The precinct walls are particularly well preserved. St Rule's Tower, in the precinct, is part of the first church of the Augustinian canons at St Andrews built in the early 12th century. There are splendid views from the top. Joint ticket available with St Andrews Castle - Adult £9 Child £5.40 Concession £7 less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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St Andrews West Sands Beach
St Andrews West Sands Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Craigtoun Country Park
Craigtoun Country Park
Owner description: Craigtoun Park is a 47 acre park only 2 miles from St Andrews. The park itself is open 24/7 and it's a great day out for the whole family. During the season try the Rio Grande... more Owner description: Craigtoun Park is a 47 acre park only 2 miles from St Andrews. The park itself is open 24/7 and it's a great day out for the whole family. During the season try the Rio Grande railway, Crazy Golf, Putting and Puffin,Billy - the road train that takes you round the whole Park. There are boats and pedaloes, a Bouncy castle and pedal cars for the little uns all open 10 - 5 weather permitting. The cafe is open every Saturday throughout the year and every day from April 1st to the end of October. It serves hot and cold food, teas and coffees and has a huge selection of ice creams. The paid for attractions open on 1st April this year and are then open every weekend and all Fife School holidays until the end of October 2017. More detail on our own website. less
Attraction type: Parks
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The Grange at St Andrews
The Grange at St Andrews
Ranked #1 of 150 Restaurants in St Andrews
Price: US$ 6,237 - US$ 9,702
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
Good for: View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
St Andrews Waffle Company
St Andrews Waffle Company
Ranked #2 of 150 Restaurants in St Andrews
Price: US$ 3 - US$ 17
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Vine Leaf Restaurant
Vine Leaf Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 150 Restaurants in St Andrews
Price: US$ 28 - US$ 46
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Jannettas Gelateria
Jannettas Gelateria
Ranked #4 of 150 Restaurants in St Andrews
Price: US$ 8 - US$ 11
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Tailend Restaurant and Fish Bar
The Tailend Restaurant and Fish Bar
Ranked #5 of 150 Restaurants in St Andrews
Price: US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Grill
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Mansedale House B&B
Mansedale House B&B
US$ 69 (£ 50)
Premier Inn St Andrews Hotel
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn St Andrews Hotel
US$ 60 - US$ 157 (£ 43 - £ 113)
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
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St Andrews Country Cabins
St Andrews Country Cabins
US$ 79 - US$ 158 (£ 57 - £ 114)

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

34 Argyle Street Guesthouse
34 Argyle Street Guesthouse
US$ 166 (£ 120)
Ranked #1 of 73 St Andrews B&B and Inns
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Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5
Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
US$ 175 - US$ 586 (£ 126 - £ 423)
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
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Rufflets Hotel
4.0 of 5
Rufflets Hotel
US$ 141 - US$ 437
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Eden Mansion
5.0 of 5
Eden Mansion
US$ 155 - US$ 332
Ranked #4 of 73 St Andrews B&B and Inns
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Hotel Du Vin
4.0 of 5
Hotel Du Vin
US$ 147 - US$ 369
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
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Fairmont St Andrews
5.0 of 5
Fairmont St Andrews
US$ 186 - US$ 441
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
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