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Historic cathedral and university town located on the east coast of Fife, now famous worldwide as the home of golf

Are you looking for things to do in St Andrews? We've got plenty of great ideas for you and places to go in your leisure time.

Known for...   Royal and Ancient Golf Club



St Mary's Church, Kirkheugh FREE

The scanty foundations of a small cruciform church on the edge of the cliff behind the cathedral.
north of St Andrews Cathedral.
KY16 9QZ


St Andrews Cathedral

The remains of what was Scotland’s largest and most magnificent church still show how impressive St Andrews Cathedral was.
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KY16 9QL


St Andrews Botanic Garden

The botanic garden at St Andrews is currently undergoing much improvement.
The Canongate
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KY16 8RT


West Port FREE

One of the few surviving city gates in Scotland, built in 1589 and renovated in 1843. View exterior only.
At junction of South Street with Bridge Street.
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KY16 9FB


St Andrews Castle

On a headland to the north of St Andrews stand the ruins of the city’s castle, the main residence of the bishops and archbishops.
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KY16 9AR


Blackfriars Chapel FREE

A vaulted side apse survives of this church of Dominican friars, which was built in about 1516.
In South Street opposite junction with Bell Street
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KY16 9EW


Scotstarvit Tower FREE

Probably built in the 15th century, and re-modelled between 1550 and 1579.
3m south of Cupar off the A916
KY15 5PA


Kellie Castle And Gardens

Kellie Castle was Sir Robert Lorimer's own family house: it was he who initiated the reconstruction of the garden.
KY10 2RF


Hill Of Tarvit Mansionhouse And Garden

Hill of Tarvit is one of Scotland’s finest Edwardian mansionhouses, replete with a splendid collection of antiques, furniture.
Wemysshall Road
KY15 5PB


Cambo Gardens

Cambo's large, romantic, Victorian walled garden is built around the Cambo Burn, a most unusual feature.
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KY16 8QD


Hill Of Tarvit

Both house and garden at Hill of Tarvit were designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.
KY15 5PB



Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

Centered on the most famous hole in golf, the Old Course Hotel at St Andrews is the perfect vacation resort for golf.
St Andrews
KY16 9SP


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