The historic town of

St Andrews

Aside from being the home of golf, St Andrews is a vibrant University town, rich with history and culture. 

It’s a popular tourist destination all year round, with people visiting from all corners of the globe to experience a unique, welcoming, and scenic town. 

We’ll happily give you some advice on the best things to see and do during your stay, but here are a few of the highlights…

British Golf Museum

The British Golf Museum is located a short walk away opposite the R&A Clubhouse. It offers the history of golf from medieval times to present.

St Andrews Cathedral

Located on The Pends, explore Scotland’s largest medieval church. You can walk through the beautiful ruins, visit the museum and climb up St Rule’s tower to experience the stunning views of the town.

Byre Theatre

Located on Abbey Street, the Byre Theatre has a year round programme of events, shows, conferences and music.

Eden Spa

Located in Kinnettles Hotel, at the top of Murray Park. Eden Spa has a variety of spa treatments available as well as amenities including a steam room, sauna and jacuzzi.

New Picture House

St Andrews Cinema is an independent cinema located around the corner from Lorimer House on North Street.

West Sands Beach

West Sands Beach, most famously known as the filming location for “Chariots of Fire”, is the backdrop to the Links Golf Courses and provides two miles of sandy beach to go for a walk or run.

Places to Eat & Drink

Probably the most asked question from our guests (outside of golf) is where we would recommend to eat! St Andrews has a variety of restaurants, whether you are are looking for a five star dining experience, an informal setting, burgers, steak or fish and chips! As a university town we have something for everyone and the standard is excellent.

Located on South Street, the Adamson offers contemporary dining and an excellent cocktail bar.

Located on Strathtyrum Farm, the Balgove Larder is a farm shop with local produce and meat as well as a cafe. The Balgove Steak Barn is located next door with cooked to order steaks, burgers and sausages on a wood-fired BBQ.

Located on Church Square, The Doll’s House has a range of offers from Sunday roast to weekend brunch.

Located on Pilmour Place, the Dunvegan is a local golfers’ pub. Great for watching sports and having a pint post round.

Located next to the St Andrews Aquarium, the Seafood Ristorante sources local produce in a fine dining atmosphere overlooking the St Andrews Bay and West Sands Beach.

Located on Market Street, Forgan’s is known for its gin collection, brunch and ceilidh dancing on Friday and Saturday evenings.