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West Sands Beach in St Andrews, Scotland

Explore St Andrews, Scotland

St Andrews

St Andrews is one of Scotland’s most beautiful towns, successfully blending tradition and history which a vibrant scene of shopping, visitor attractions and a collection of restaurants and bars serving the best Scottish cuisuine. 


The town is located on the East Coast of Scotland, about an hour north of Edinburgh in the Kingdom of Fife.  Take in the heritage of the town with an exclusive guided tour, as you explore the cobbled streets and the nooks and crannies of the University of St Andrews, the most ancient in Scotland and today a thriving centre of excellence made popular by Prince William, who chose to study there. Afterwards visit St Andrews Castle and the Cathedral ruins. There are also many picturesque fishing villages to explore nearby.

We can’t talk about St Andrews without mentioning golf, since the game has been played here for the past six centuries. St Andrews is home to 11 courses – seven of championship class – including the world’s most famous golf course, the Old Course, as well as the Royal and Ancient, which sets the rules of golf worldwide. The town regularly plays host to major golfing tournaments such as The Open, which is staged every five years in St Andrews, and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which attracts many international celebrities and major golfing names. If you’d prefer a more relaxed round, enjoy a spot of putting in the Himalayas, the famous 18-hole putting green, which ensures an afternoon of fun for adults and children alike.


The Fife coastal path takes in 135 kilometres of stunning coastline; however, you can simply enjoy a gentle stroll along the award-winning West Sands Beach, which is a vast expanse of glittering, white sand.

For further details on St Andrews, including a full list of attractions, activities and what’s on, please contact the Concierge Team on +44 (0) 1334 474371 or email concierge@oldcoursehotel.co.uk.