What to See and Do
Whether you are taking a holiday in Scotland, or looking for a perfect weekend break getaway, St Andrews offers an array of sights to see and activities to enjoy. Situated on the East Coast of Fife, this beautiful seaside town showcases some of Scotland’s most well – known attractions, from famous golf courses to historic buildings.
Known as the ‘Home of Golf’, St Andrews Links boasts one of the most legendary and iconic golf courses in the world – Old Course. Dating back to the early 15th century, Old Course now hosts one of the most prestigious golf championships, ‘The Open’, attracting many celebrities and tourists to visit this outstanding, reputable golf course. Aside from Old Course, St Andrews Links offers a total of seven extraordinary courses open for anyone to enjoy all located around beautiful Scottish scenery.
Take a relaxing stroll along the never-ending St Andrews West Sands beach for spectacular views of the wondrous golf courses and the North Sea. The beach was famously featured in the film ‘Chariots of Fire’, and is also dog-friendly!
The University of St Andrews is ranked as the 3rd best university in the UK and is one of the most ancient universities in Scotland, where it was established way back in 1410. With incredible historic buildings and beautiful grounds, the university is a staple part of the town. Famously known for where Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge studied and fell in love, be sure to visit the main campus in the centre of town to truly experience the unique atmosphere of this prestigious university.
The town of St Andrews is home to the ruins of the largest church ever constructed in Scotland – St Andrews Cathedral. Currently one of the most prominent landmarks visible from the sea in Scotland, you can explore the remains of this fascinating Roman Catholic cathedral, learn about its history of worship and even climb St Rule’s Tower for breath-taking views at this impressive focal point of the town.
St Andrews has a great history of brewing and distilling which has always been a centre part of the town from as early as the 19th century. Eden Mill is Scotland’s first single site combining brewing and distilling located on the historic banks of River Eden. Providing hand-crafted beer, gin, whiskey and even cocktails, Eden Mill offer fantastic tours for you to discover the secrets of the art as well as tasting some delicious drink creations.
The Inn at Lathones is a historic coaching inn located a few minutes drive south of St Andrews offering an excellent standard of traditional hospitality for over four centuries. Our dog friendly inn features contemporary bedrooms, tasty dining options and a relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy after a fun-filled day of exploring. Book with us direct for exclusive offers and the lowest prices – we guarantee it!