St Andrews
St Andrews Cathedral

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St Andrews

Standing proudly on the east coast of Scotland, the historic town of St Andrews is a jewel in the crown of Fife.

Offering panoramic views out across the North Sea, St Andrews is famous for its historic university, medieval streets, gorgeous traditional buildings and, of course, its world-famous golf courses.

Find your new favourite course in The Home of Golf

St Andrews is home to 10 fantastic courses - including the world-famous Old Course, and the Torrance and Kittocks Courses at Fairmont St Andrews - as well as many more within easy travelling distance, including Kingsbarns Golf Course, which was ranked among the top 100 in the world by Golf Course Architecture magazine.

Immerse yourself in the town's history

Stroll along St Andrews' medieval streets and shop for food and gifts in the quaint shops. Walk up the steps to the top of the 12th century St Rule's Tower at St Andrews Cathedral and enjoy panoramic views from the top or visit Scotland's Secret Bunker, located deep underground in nearby Troywood, and explore the safe-house that the country would have been run from in the event of a nuclear war - it was kept secret for 40 years!

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Travel in St Andrews

Getting here

You can fly into Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow and travel onto St Andrews from there. Buses to St Andrews run from Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. You can also catch the train from Edinburgh or Aberdeen to the nearby town of Leuchars and take a short bus ride to St Andrews.

The journey times by car are roughly:

  • Edinburgh: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Glasgow: 1 hr 40 mins
  • Dundee: 30 mins

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Getting around

St Andrews is a lovely compact town, so you'll be able to explore easily on foot and walk to all the attractions, shops, eateries and pubs.

There are also plenty of taxis for hire and there's a great bus service that runs throughout the town and connects St Andrews with other places in the area, including the charming fishing villages in the East Neuk of Fife and the city of Dundee. If you'd prefer to have your own wheels, you can rent a bike in St Andrews or hire a car in Cupar or Dundee.

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