St Andrews Castle
Exploring St Andrews Castle visitors experience a sense of history that seems to pervade from every corner of St Andrews. The castle dates back to 1200 and served as the Bishops' Palace for centuries and was the focal point of the Church in Medieval Scotland. The Castle was destroyed during the Reformation and is now a ruin. A modern Visitor Centre provides detailed insight into its fascinating history.
St Andrews Cathedral
St Andrews Cathedral was the largest Cathedral in Scotland and is now a ruin, which dates back to 1160 and is still very impressive. From the top of St Rule's Tower the view of the landscape is breathtaking. The Visitor Centre contains a number of artifacts and information that helps picture and set the history of the site into context.
British Golf Museum
St Andrews is known as the Home of Golf and the British Golf Museum in the town is a living shrine that follows the game from its day of inception to the present day. This is a must see attraction for any golf lover.
Fife Coastal Path
The Fife Coastal Path runs from Culross through St Andrews and on to the Tay Bridge. The path has seven different sections with exceptional views of Scotland's majestic coast. Each section features numerous points of interest along the way.
St Andrews Museum
Opened in 1855 as a private residence; the spectacular Kinburn Castle was converted to a museum in 1991. The museum chronicles St Andrews life from Medieval Times to present day. It features an extensive collection of archaeological items, archives, social history, coins and medals, music and other interesting artifacts.
West Sands, St Andrews
Enjoy a leisurely stroll or brisk walk along the long beach with its beautiful white sand and breathtaking views. The beach was featured in the film Chariots of Fire and is every bit as beautiful as it looks in the film.
Shopping In St Andrews
One reason that often brings visitors back to St Andrews is the shopping. The town is refreshingly free of national outlets and chain stores, bar a few exceptions. Instead, the town centre offers an admirable range of independent, family-run shops and businesses that are full of treasures. Visitors are guaranteed to find a unique range of goods matched by personal service and authenticity. Shopping in St Andrews is always a rewarding and pleasurable experience.