Known around the world as the home of golf, the burgh of St Andrews has so much more to offer than simply teeing off and immaculately kept greens.
Situated on the East coast peninsula of Scotland, St Andrews has a beautiful rugged coastline that can only be fully appreciated when you stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh air on a walk around the Fife Coastal Path.
Making the journey to St Andrews is well worth the time. Immerse yourself in the history of St Andrews Castle perched on the cliff top, the stunning architecture of West Port, the beautiful Blackfriars Chapel or the inspiring Martyrs' Monument - all of which are set against a dramatic and expansive sea view.
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For keen educators or learners, St Andrews University boasts both Prince William and Kate Middleton amongst its prestigious alumni and celebrated its 600th birthday in 2013. Take a walk around the stunning quadrangles of the University's two original colleges and be inspired by the tradition that their walls are steeped in.
Beautiful buildings pepper the streets of St Andrews so make sure you take in the wonderful sight of the students in their traditional red gowns walking along the pier after Sunday chapel. Or enjoy the peace and tranquillity of St Mary's where a thorn tree believed to have been planted by Mary Queen of Scots herself in 1565 still grows.
Of course, no visit to St Andrews is complete without taking in the world famous golf course whose links date all the way back to 1552. Known around the world as the ‘Home of Golf’ people travel from around the globe to play on this historic course with its breathtaking scenery and iconic clubhouse.
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Things to do in St Andrews
With a convenient location well served by travel links, you don’t have to spend all your time in St Andrews if you want to see more of the beautiful Scottish country. Flights into the capital Edinburgh are frequent and plentiful so why not combine your trip to St Andrews with a stay in this historic area?
Our Edinburgh Cameron Toll hotel is a great place to stay and explore both Edinburgh and historic St Andrews with the journey taking just 65-70 minutes by road. Public transport also connects the two hotspots with services running frequently from the Edinburgh city centre to Leuchars Rail Station. From here, local buses and taxis can quickly help you reach the heart of St. Andrews.
Alternatively, why not spread your wings even further and take in some of Scotland’s other great cities. Our Glenrothes hotel, 21 miles away, or our Dundee Central hotel, 11 miles away, are both great choices if you want to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this Scottish peninsula.
By road, you can reach St Andrews from Dundee in approximately 20 minutes. While even cultural capital Glasgow is just over an hour away, with public transport links also available.