The town of St. Andrews is known the world over as ‘The Home Of Golf’ with the coveted Old course as the jewel in the crown.
However the town of St. Andrews has one of the driest and warmest climates in Britain and is located along the West sands beach and has attracted visitors for centuries. Whilst in the St. Andrews area take time out to enjoy some of the local points of interest.
St. Andrews University
Founded in 1413, St Andrews University is Scotland's first University and the third oldest in the UK and attracts scholars of international repute. During the summer months, the University of St Andrews arranges historical tours of the university and the town for visitors.
St. Andrews Cathedral
Located at the East end of the town, construction of the cathedral began in 1159, but it wasn't until 1318 that the cathedral was consecrated in the presence of King Robert the Bruce. It is even alleged that he rode hishorse up the aisle. Today the cathedral grounds are an interesting and peaceful environment in which to contemplate the events of the last millenium. Grave stones of many prominent local people, statesmen, clerics and golfers are to be found there. There is also a haunted tower in which it is alleged the "White Lady of St. Andrews" was buried. Entry to the cathedral grounds is free, though access to the visitors' museum and St. Rule's Tower requires a fee.
Glamis Castle is a place of legends and fairytales, located within an hours drive of St. Andrews. Family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and a royal residence since 1372. Childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, birthplace of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret and legendary setting for Shakespeare's famous play 'Macbeth'. As you drive down the mile long avenue, flanked in spring by swathes of yellow and cream daffodils, or by the autumn colours of the rows of ancient trees, you will not fail to be touched by the magic of Glamis.
British Golf Museum
The Museum tells the story of British golf from its origins in the middle ages through to the present day. Explore the players, tournaments and equipment, both past and present, which help to make golf the game it is today.
The Byre Theatre had it's beginnings in 1933 as an old cow shed. It was modernized into a small theatre and is now transformed into a state-of-the-art theatre complex.