View of cathedral ruins from St Salvator’s tower

© University of St Andrews

St Andrews EuroWalk

Free self-guided online walking tour of the historic university town and the home of golf

Visit our website on your mobile device, follow the directions given for the route round the town, tour the main landmarks and learn about their many historic and contemporary associations with other parts of Europe. 

The circular walk begins and ends at St Salvator's university chapel in the centre of the town and includes:

  • the main quadrangle of the university with its foundation documents coming from Spain
  • the castle captured by a French fleet with an Italian commander
  • the cathedral and harbour with a legendary Greek connection
  • the house reputedly used by Mary Queen of Scots, who embodied Scotland’s auld alliance with France
  • the place of burning of a Czech Hussite martyr
  • a mosaic gifted to the town by grateful Polish soldiers
  • a bust of a Polish general in a park with Ukrainian connections
  • the 18th green of the Old Course, the scene of a famous victory of a popular Spanish golfer, the name of the sport perhaps originating in The Netherlands
  • and ending back at the university chapel with a renowned Austrian-made organ

The entire walk is approximately 2.5 miles or 4 kilometres long, mostly over level ground apart from an inclined footpath down towards the harbour and, later along the walk, a short flight of steps which can be avoided by taking a more circuitous route.

Walk at your own pace, enjoy the surroundings and stop for refreshments along the route.

[Please note that this self-guided tour, entirely along public footpaths, is undertaken at your own risk.]

From £0 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

EuroWalks in Scotland

EMiS c/o Orbit Communications
42 Charlotte Square

Key facilities

  • Pets Welcome

Tour information


  • St Andrews
  • St Andrews, North Fife & the Howe of Fife
  • The Kingdom of Fife




  • Walking


  • Bespoke
  • Private


  • English


  • Castles
  • History
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Walking/Hiking

Tour prices


Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

EuroWalks in Scotland

Tour company information

EuroWalks in Scotland

EuroWalks in Scotland bring a new insight into local tours by showcasing Scotland’s deep-rooted associations with other European nations. The free self-guided walking tours are devised by members of the European Movement in Scotland (EMiS) with expert knowledge of their localities. Tours are currently available for Dumfries, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh (3), Glasgow (6), Kirkwall, Perth, St Andrews and Stirling. The online guides are regularly updated. Several longer tours - designed for cyclists and motorists - are also available for Fife and areas of western Scotland.

Opening times

Always available

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