For many visitors to St Andrews there is one major attraction - to play golf. With a wide range of courses in the town itself, catering for all ages and abilities, St Andrews has so much to offer.  Alternatively it is a good base from which to play not only the local courses but also other fine courses, such as the Dunhill Links courses of Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.

To access golf is so easy, with the ability to book ahead on-line, to enter the ballot for the Old Course or simply to park your car close to the course of your choice and go to speak to the helpful Links Trust staff, all of whom are well used to helping visitors with their golfing questions.

St Andrews Castle
was originally built around 1200 though most of what remains was built around the sixteenth century.  It had been destroyed and rebuilt several times over this period. The Bottle Dungeon and the mine and counter mine are remnants of a more disturbed past.

St Andrews Cathederal

was founded in 1160 by Bishop Arnold but was not consecrated until 1318 by Bishop Lamberton. The Cathedral suffered damage in a storm in 1409 and was allowed to decay from that point.

Not Golfing? Here are some tours you may enjoy.

Walkabout Tours
Audio guided walking tour of St Andrews (with option of hiring overnight) Hear stories of town’s history. Tour will take 1 – 3 hours to complete depending on what sites are chosen to visit.
Deposit of £10 (refundable) is required. Discounted entry available to Golf Museum, Castle & Cathedral.
Available from St Andrews Tourist Information Centre,
70 Market Street, St Andrews. Tel: 01334 472021

Official Tour of St Andrews University
The only tour to see inside major university buildings. Trace almost six centuries of history from medieval roots to the flourishing student life today. Each tour last 1 ½ hours, departs St Salvator’s Chapel Tower, North Street 11am & 2:30pm Monday to Friday
Tel:01334 462245, Fax:01334 463330.

St Andrews University
St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the UK.
For almost six centuries we have upheld a tradition of excellence, attracting scholars of international repute and the brightest students from every continent.


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