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St Andrews
St Andrews Cathedral
A Roman Catholic cathedral built in 1158, the largest church in construction during its time.

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St Andrews

St Andrews, Scotland’s world-famous Home of Golf, is known for its historic university, medieval streets and gorgeous traditional buildings. The town is filled with exciting things to see and do, from St Andrews Cathedral to nearby Scotland’s Secret Bunker, so you won’t be short on ideas to fill your holidays with. And with 10 fantastic courses to choose from including the renowned Old Course, golf breaks in St Andrews are an unmissable experience for any golfer.

But where is St Andrews? Standing proudly on the east coast and within half an hour from Dundee and less than two hours from Edinburgh and Glasgow, it’s easy to explore this historic gem in the Kingdom of Fife.

Explore a variety of cities, towns and fascinating attractions along the east coast of Scotland in our 7 day itinerary.

St Andrews Travel Information

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.