St Andrews is one of the most historic places in Scotland with many important sites open to visitors, including St Andrews Cathedral, St Rule’s Tower, St Leonard’s Chapel and St Andrews Castle.
As well as being a place with a rich historical backdrop, there are many other more contemporary attractions to keep every visitor amused.
The St Andrews Aquarium, Craigtoun Country Park and St Andrews Botanic Garden are only a few of the local attractions providing family fun.
Shopping is a pleasurable, stress-free activity in St Andews, with family-run and independent shops offering an exclusive range of goods served with a personal touch.
St Andrews has a thriving evening entertainment scene. There are no fewer than 14 restaurants rated as two or three AA rosette standard in the town, and many pubs and hotels regularly host live music to suit all tastes.
Other types of entertainment can be enjoyed at the town’s award-winning Byre Theatre and New Picture House.
Recognised worldwide as the ‘Home of Golf’, St Andrews is a popular tourist destination which offers much more than golf alone.
A charming, picturesque royal burgh, the town is a place steeped in history, retaining many important historical sites and preserving the medieval layout of its town centre. An intricate network of streets and lanes around the University, ancient Cathedral and Castle invites exploration.
Located on Scotland’s east coast, St Andrews offers miles of unspoilt sandy beaches and is the perfect base from which to explore the wider Kingdom of Fife and the rest of Scotland.
St Andrews today is a vibrant place of social history, culture and entertainment, with a theatre, museums and a wide range of restaurants.
With its idyllic setting, its unique history and its welcoming people, there really is no finer place to visit, whether for a short break or longer holiday.
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This page was last updated: 09 August 2011