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Swilcan Burn Bridge

The Old Course at St. Andrews Links, St. Andrews, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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166 reviews 166 reviews
41 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It was fun to run out between Golfers teeing off. Such a famous bridge, happy to have stood on it, along with some of the worlds most iconic golf greats!

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

ok, so there are some reviews from some narrow minded characters that fail to see the significance of this landmark bridge. It may be small, the burn over which you may cross may be small. But it's still the Swilcan Burn Bridge, on the oldest golf course in the world, in which all the greatest golfers in the history of... More

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Munich, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Being in St. Andrews, playing the Old Course and crossing the Swilcan Bridge after just having mastered the Road Hole (and Bunker) is probably the absolute must for any Golfer. Great feeling being at the cradle of the Game.

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Melbourne
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352 reviews 352 reviews
183 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If you travel to this golf course the obligatory photo is a must. The golfers are patient and will move you aside when they need to play there ball. Everyone has there photo taken on the bridge. It is a special feeling, even if you are not playing golf but are a tourist.

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Highland, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you travel to the Mecca of Golf, this is the birthplace. I loved having my picture taken here with my buds and with the wives. So hard to understand the feeling until you step onto it. You really don't realize how small it really is but how large in life it becomes when you step onto it. So cool.

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Vancouver
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a big bit of golf history at the Old Course. Jack Nicklaus, Arnie, Tiger. A must stop on the 18th hole for a photo op for every golf group.

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Olathe, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Had our pictures taken on this old and distinctive bridge. Can't leave without a picture here. Golfers know this bridge on sight.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Small stone bridge crossing the Swlcan Burn on the Old Course at St Andrews. Almost every accomplished golfer in history has stood on this monument to the history of golf.

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Airdrie,Lanarkshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you go to St Andrews it's a must!!! Everyone should have their picture taken on the bridge. After all it is the home of golf even if you don't play!!!

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Redding, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

How can such a small bridge be so iconic? The location on the 18th fairway at the Old Course and the fact that so many of golf's greats as well the countless mortals such as ourselves, have posed on it over the years makes it a must see f you are in the area.

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