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St Andrews

Situated just a few minutes from Leuchars railway station, St Andrew’s is home to The Old Course, the most famous Links in the world, but there’s more to St Andrews than a few rounds of golf.

The Birthplace of golf is also home to St Andrew’s University which is the oldest university in Scotland, and the third oldest university in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413.

The R&A World Golf Museum is located just yards away from the Old Course where you will find over 500 years of golfing history.

St Andrews Botanic Gardens is home to more than 8,000 different species of plants, shrubs and trees. The Byre Theatre may take its name from its use in the early 1900s as a cow byre, but it is regarded as one of the country’s finest arts venues, and indeed is one of only four to achieve 5-star status in Scotland

For those who enjoy a bit of wildlife watching on their trip, St Andrews Aquarium is a must-see. Not only do they have more than 100 species of fish, sharks, seals and amphibians in their underwater aquarium, but reptiles, alligators and spiders can also be seen at the sanctuary.

St Andrews’ miles of unspoiled coastline and countryside makes it an unforgettable getaway. Two incredible beaches, one at West Sands where the famous opening sequence of Chariots of Fire was shot, and the other at Leven, are as beautiful as they are calming.

Landmarks and Attractions

British Golf Museum

A prestigious institution dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history and heritage of the sport of golf. With its extensive collection of artifacts, memorabilia, and interactive exhibits, visitors can explore the evolution of golf from its origins to the present day.

St Andrew’s Castle

Dating back to the 12th century, the castle has played a prominent role in the nation’s history, serving as royal residence, military stronghold and centre of political intrigue.

St Andrew’s Cathedral

St Andrew’s Cathedral is a majestic ruin in the heart of St Andrew’s. Once the largest church in Scotland, the cathedral’s towering spires and intricate stonework are a testament to its former grandeur.