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The Auld Grey Toun

Despite its nickname and long history, there is nothing grey about St Andrews. The town centre today is a vibrant, bustling hub of colour with an eclectic mix of independent shops, restaurants and galleries all set against the stunning background of this medieval Royal Burgh.

You can find more useful information on visiting St Andrews at Visit Scotland.

Guided Walks of the Old Course

We offer guided walking tours here at the Home of Golf taken by local expert guides as well as a fun family trail for kids and adults to explore the fabled Links.

For more information, please click here.


The Himalayas

The St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club, probably better known to visitors from around the world as ‘The Himalayas’ is the famous putting course that lies between the Old Course and West Sands beach. It is open to the public throughout high season and enjoyed by all ages and putting abilities.

Find out more about The Himalayas here.

The University of St Andrews

As well as the birthplace of the modern game, St Andrews is also home to the oldest University in Scotland, the meeting place of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge - The University of St Andrews.

Visit the St Andrews University website here.

Scotland's Greatest Cathedral

The remains of St Andrews Cathedral are impressive enough but they can only hint at the vast grandeur of what was once the largest Cathedral in Scotland. A climb to the top of this magnificent structure will reward you with stunning vistas of St Andrews and the Fife countryside.

Read more about St Andrews Cathedral here.

Chariots of Fire

Famous for the opening scene in the film, West Sands offers nearly two miles of uninterrupted beach. Running parallel to the Jubilee Course, it’s the perfect place for a romantic, moonlit stroll or early morning run depending how active you feel.

Read more about West Sands here.

St Andrews Castle

Featuring an infamous ‘bottle dungeon’ the kids will love, St Andrews Castle is largely ruined after 400 years of wars and sieges. Well worth a visit.

Read more about St Andrews Castle here.


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