Saint Andrews Travel Guide
Old Course, 1st & 18th holes
Old Course, 1st & 18th holes
typical close ("lane" in English)
Cathedral, castle, golf, beaches, scenery,
The town had serious troubles during the Reformation. The Protestand reformers brought their ideas to town, and the Catholic hierarchy tried to stamp them out. Cardinal Beaton, the Archbishop of St. Andrews Cathedral, burned some of the reformers at the stake and made a...
Not long after George Wisham was burned at the stake, other reformers invaded the St. Andrews Castle, where Cardinal Beaton was living, and killed him. The reformers kept the castle, and it became the first Protestant church in Scotland. John Knox went there in 1547 and...
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club
The famous golf course isn’t the oldest one (it was founded in 1754) but it first established the rules of golf that are still used. The course is difficult, and weather is a factor. They say the wind can blow so hard that the ball ends up behind the golfer! It is a public...
Museum of the University of St. Andrews
The museum has 4 galleries displaying items from medieval to modern times.Hours: April-Oct—Monday to Saturday, 10-5; Sunday, Noon to 4Nov-March—Monday to Wednesday, CLOSED; Thursday to Sunday, Noon to 4.Admission is FREE
The Byre theatre is a lovely little theatre in St Andrews and hosts a variety of professional and amateur plays, musical theatre, comedies, dance, opera and music to suit all tastes. Their programme is available from the Byre theatre or from the tourist information...
Rufflets Country House
1 Review and 388 Opinions this was a not-so-cheap valentines option. but it was worth it. the food was great, really...
Old Course Hotel Golf Resort
1 Review and 425 Opinions The Old Course Hotel adjoins the world famous St Andrews Old Golf course. It was probably built in...
The Seafood Restaurant: A classic
I visited this restaurant for the first (and I hope not the last) time in spring 11. The location is spectacular, right on the beach. We watched the tide come in as we ate lunch.The service was spectacular too, as was the food. The bill? Yes, spectacular!We both had a...
West Port: happy to recommend
I had Sunday lunch there today. As soon as I got inside I realised I'd been before, but a few years back.It's very attractive and modern inside, once past the traditional exterior. It has a large outdoor area at the back - not quite warm enough for that today as far as I was...
R & R decoration: Ziggy's Restaurant
I happen to find this restaurant when I was looking for a place for dinner. I had a look inside, and i liked the decoration because it is about Rock & Roll music. Nice atmosphere here, I had a good dinner, and I don't considered it expensive, at least regarding today's...
Kinness Fry Bar: Fine Pizzas and Fish n Chips
As a student I used to regularly go to the KFB - or Kinness Fry Bar to give it its full name. The fish and chips are well worth it - good batter and a good helping of chips. The pizzas are among the best in St Andrews and they have a good range of wines to take out. It is...
MacGregor's: Goodies galore
This isn't so much a restaurant as a coffee shop but it does do light meals. There is no shortage of coffee shops in St Andrews but I like MacGregors! If you enjoy home baking then I think you will too! It isn't the cheepest coffee shop around but not the dearest...
B. Jannettas Gelateria: the ice cream of the town
I could not describe how important is to taste the ice cream of b. jannetta. I will let you do that and give comment about it - in the website. it is a must and it is something that you must not miss. it is very cheap too. some people say, they can double the price and...
Nahm-Jim: Foodlovers, try everything they have! Yeah baby!
Being stranded in a city called Dundee, with no decent Japanese restaurant - I found this place as heaven. It serves a mix of Thai and Japanese foods and they are both served fresh and tasted exactly like I expect. You might be able to find better restaurants than Nahm-Jim...
The easiest way to get to St Andrews is by car. The nearest railway station is in Leuchars, about 5 miles away and you can get to St Andrews from there by bus or taxi. The website below gives transport details and has links to all kinds of other useful stuff in the area -...
How to get there
Saint Andrews is in Scotland, quite near to Edinburgh, and there are many ays to reach it. The info was taken from the website mentioned below.* By Road:- From Edinburgh:Take the A90 over the Forth Bridge (toll bridge) which connects with the M90. Continue north until...
By Car: How Far/How Long...?
Road distances from Saint Andrews to:- Edinburgh: 86 kms.- Glasgow: 139 kms.- Cambridge: 661 kms.- London: 757 kms.The website gives info about other road distances, driving times and the best routes.
The Lammas Fair
The Lammas Fair takes place every August and finishes on he second Tuesday of the month. Market Street, Thursday and Friday; South Street, Monday (what I saw) and Tuesday.This tradition dates back to 1.620.PS: I got the information some two months after my visit thanks to...
I’m not going to try to explain too much about golf in St Andrews. That’s partly from ignorance, and partly because I know it will have been done better already somewhere else.Re-inventing the wheel is not one of my skills. The basics. The Old Course is a public place, taken...
Playing Golf in St. Andrews
The Courses of St. Andrews:There are 7 golf courses, all managed by the Links Trust:- The Old course- The Castle Course- The New Course- The Jubilee Course- The Eden Course- The Strathryrum Course- The Balgrove CourseBooking the Tee Time:First of all, a handicap is needed...
Golf Golf Golf
Obviously, this tip is about golf, the whole golf and nothing but golf!Some websites:- www.britishgolfmuseum.co.uk/golf.htm- www.saint-andrews.co.uk/golf.htmFrom these links, you can find many websites about anything related to golf.
The Weather in Saint Andrews
Normally, the weather is very important for all visitors and tourists, not to mention if you want to play four favourite game.- Weather in St. Andrews
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