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Welcome to St Andrews.


St Andrews is a beautiful and historical city, it is well known for its golf and university, which is well established and one of the best in Scotland. It was also the first university in Scotland. St Andrews is also home to many relaxing beaches and a variety of restaurants.



City Centre:



Shopping: St Andrews offers a refreshing retail experience than that of Glasgow and Edinburgh. If you walk down South Street, Bell Street, Church Street or Market Street you will be greeted by independent family run businesses. Also all of these streets are extremely close to each other, so you wont have to walk far!


Transport: St Andrew has an extremely reliable transport system, there are regular buses to anywhere in the city as well as nearby towns like Cupar and Falkland. Taxi’s are also abundant, and can take you to any destination you desire. St Andrews has many taxi companies so you can pre-book without any worry.




St Andrews is best known for its fabulous golf course. It has a wide range of golf courses like the Old Course, The Jubilee, and The Eden to name a few. It is the largest public golf course in the whole of Europe. The golf course offers training groups for all levels and these lessons can be customised to your suiting.


Another beautiful attraction that this city has is its beaches. St Andrews is home to the magnificent East Sands each. It is extremely close to the city centre and is beside the harbour. This beach is popular with families and you are right beside the town if you want a bite to eat! In St Andrews there is also the West Sands beach. This beach is separated from the golf course by dazzling dunes. Its golden sand is beautiful all year round.


After a tiring day of visiting St Andrews entertainments, you can relax and have dinner in one of the cities restaurants. From family restaurants to romantic dinners for two, St Andrew has it all, there are many cafes throughout St Andrews like Beanscene, and St Andrews museum café so you can stop for a quick coffee or snack anytime!


Accommodation is no problem at St Andrews, it has a wide range of Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to suite everyone! Click on the link to have a look at what St Andrews has to offer.





St Andrews festival 25th – 26th November: This festival celebrates St Andrews name and more importantly Scotland’s patron saint. St Andrews day is held a week after this event (30th).


Farmers Market first day of every month: This market offers every type of meat as well as jewellery and soap, vegetables and fruit wines, everything is from local producers and is located in Argyll street car park.

STANZA Poetry Festival 14th – 18th March: For 4 days St Andrews is home to world-class poets, as well as music displays and film. This festival is to celebrate poetry in all its forms.




History: St Andrews history is extremely long and stretches before the Medieval era. It was originally a small town on the now St Andrews called Kilrymont, this town was home to fisherman and farmers. When the Medieval era struck Kilrymont was transformed into a trading town due to the arrival of merchants, monks and pilgrims. You can still see the medieval cobbled roads to this day, showing the cities ancient past