Places to Visit in St Andrews

Looking for ideas of What to do in St Andrews we have put together a good selection of St Andrews Things to Do when you visit St Andrews Scotland, which includes East Fife covering ideas from the world famous 'Old Course' to castles and of course St Andrews University is Scotland's oldest and the third oldest in the English speaking world.

What to do in St Andrews there is no shortage of Museums and Galleries, a whole host of Attractions, Castles and Great Houses and of course plenty of Golf.

When visiting we highly recommend you add the St Andrews Historic Trail as one of your St Andrews Things to Do, this trail includes St Andrews Cathedral, now a ruin but well worth a visit.

St Andrews is a very accessible area of Scotland, you can hire cycles or ride on the public transport to many places that we are sure you will add to "Your Trip" St Andrews What to Do planner.


Crail Pottery

Meet the potters and see them at work throwing, painting and firing jugs, teapots and garden pots.

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St Andrews Aquarium

Step through the doors and be transported into an underwater world of adventure and discovery. Come face to face with some of the most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous creatures of the watery worlds. From British sharks to spiders, lobsters to lionfish, poison dart frogs to piranhas and seals.

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Falkland Palace by St Andrews

The Royal Palace of Falkland

One of the finest Renaissance palaces in Scotland, the country residence and hunting lodge of eight Stuart monarchs, including Mary, Queen of Scots.

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Kelie Castle by St Andrews

Kellie Castle and Garden

A fine 14th century castle built in the shape of an E plan tower, magnificent plaster ceilings, painted panelling, fine furniture, old-fashioned roses

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St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral was Scotland’s largest and most magnificent medieval church, from 12th century until 1561 when it was abandoned.

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British Golf Museum St Andrews

British Golf Museum

Home to Golf's history, 500 years of golf, a must visit when in St Andrews, even for the non golfers with imaginative exhibitions, hands on activities

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Drumoig Golf Club and Hotel St Andrews Scotland

Drumoig Golf Course

18 hole championship style Par 72 golf course set on 250 acres of spectacular Fife countryside, views across St Andrews bay -10 mins from St Andrews.

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Golf St Andrews on the Old Course

Golf and St Andrews

St Andrews is associated with golf the world over, often referred to as 'The Home of Golf' - here we tell you some of the key facts behind this claim.

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Fife Folk Museum by St Andrews

Fife Folk Museum

Fife Folk Museum celebrates the working and domestic lives of the people of rural Fife. Exhibitions include tools, pottery paintings and agricultural implements.

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St Andrews Botanic Gardens

One of the internationally acclaimed hidden gems of St Andrews, The Botanic Gardens boasts 18 acres of landscaped gardens with ponds, waterfalls, rock gardens, herbaceous borders and more.

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St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle

Played an important part in Scotland’s History, original castle here in the 12th century - bottle dungeon and mine and countermine all visible today.

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The St Andrews Cheese Company

St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company

East Fife's only cheese maker. Anster hand made cheese uses a traditional recipe and traditional methods with milk direct from the farm's own cows.

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The St Andrews Museum

St Andrews Museum

Houses the permanent St Andrews A - Z exhibition, telling the story of the town as well as changing displays in the Kinburn Gallery on various topics.

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Barabarafield Riding Stables by st Andrews Scotland

Barbarafield Riding School

This popular riding school is on a 300 acre farm, catering for people from 5 years old to a maximum weight of 15 stone. 10 mins drive from St Andrews

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Scottish Fisheries Museum

The Scottish Fishing industry stretches from 7,000BC to modern times - explore and discover its fascinating story in 20 galleries, 19 historic boats plus much, much more at The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, Fife.

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St Andrews Preservation Trust

St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum

A small independent museum, in a 17C house with a wealth of fascinating information and objects to do with the history of St Andrews and its people.

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Scotland's Secret Bunker

Scotland’s Secret Bunker is Scotland’s best kept secret ‘Had there been a Nuclear War, this is where Scotland would have been Governed from’.

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The Byre Theatre St Andrews

Byre Theatre

Byre Theatre reopens after University of St Andrews agree a rescue package. Described as “The Best Small Theatre in Scotland”. The 220 seat auditorium will operate as a theatre, educational resource, general arts venue and music centre.

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Kingsbarns Distillery & Visitor Centre

While working as a golf caddie at neighboring Kingsbarns Golf Links, it was Douglas Clement's vision that first inspired the idea for a distillery at Kingsbarns. His determined belief in the project and an unfettered passion for single malt whisky has been instrumental in bringing the dream to life.

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Golf history and St Andrews

Deals on the Golf Course

Golf is known as a game where deals are made while playing the 'great game' - this is the story of the orginal golf deal in 1746 that beats all others

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Oldest Golf Rules St Andrews

The Oldest Rules of Golf

The oldest rules of golf date back to 1744, the 13 articles in all, form the foundation of today's Rules of Golf - here is the story behind the rules.

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Golfers in St Andrews Scotland

24 Golf Courses around St Andrews

There are 24 golf courses within 20 miles of St Andrews, here is a brief summary and details on each including the worlds oldest course.

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St Rules Tower in St Andrews

St Rules Tower

33 metre high St Rule's Tower dates back to the 11th century, built to hold the relics of Scotland's Patron Saint, St Andrew, brought from Greece.

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Hill of Tarvit Mansion House by St Andrews

Hill of Tarvit Mansion House and Garden

Commissioned by a successful jute mill owner from Dundee in 1904. Its magnificent rooms are decorated with his extensive collections of furnishings.

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Royal and Ancient Golf Club St Andrews

Royal and Ancient Golf Club

Founded in 1754 as the Society of St Andrews Golfers. In 1834, King William IV was patron and the club became known as The Royal and Ancient Golf Club

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