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The Swilcan Bridge

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Address: The Old Course | St Andrews Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JB, Scotland
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The famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole of the Old Course at the Home of...

The famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole of the Old Course at the Home of Golf. The bridge was originally built over 700 years ago so shepherds could move their flock across the Swilcan Burn which meanders through what is now the 1st and 18th fairways. Today the Swilcan Bridge, with the 'Auld Grey Toun' providing the most beautiful of backdrops, is one of the most iconic settings in golf. So much more than a little stone crossing, the Swilcan Bridge is the history of the game, it's the magic moments, it's felt the footsteps of the true greats.

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At last I got here.

Even on a wet Sunday afternoon it's well worth a visit. To stand and pose on the famous bridge is a must.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Paisley, United Kingdom

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even on a wet Sunday afternoon it's well worth a visit. To stand and pose on the famous bridge is a must.

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St Andrews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have played golf in St Andrews for over 55 years and my favourite course is the Old Course. As you stand on the 18th tee, you are looking over the Swilcan Bridge towards the 18th green, surely the most iconic sight in golf. During the Summer, the only problem is that from dawn to dusk, people want to be... More 

Thank MalcolmMMitchell
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small and ancient bridge is by the side of the road at the most famous golf course in the world. Over 700 years old it is easy to nip over to get your picture taken between golfers as the most famous golfers have posed there previously.

Thank David T
Santa Clarita, California
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to have pictures taken on famous bridge, just watch for games in progress. Golf fans should be sure to stop here.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to visit this iconic attraction when you are in St Andrews - visit on a Sunday when the Old Course is closed and you can actually stand on this bridge

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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although not a big Golf fan I realised the sporting significance of this iconic bridge on The Old Course.had to get my Picture taken here and follow in the Footsteps of Golfing legends before!big one for the Bucket list.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Good to be able to add a photo to the family album of a place warm to the hearts of my sins and husband - not to mention so many golfing like friends!

Thank Gail W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Amazing place--peace full. Beautiful sights, specially if you are in love with nature and taking pictures!

Thank Khawajaahassan
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Golfers and Gold Fans will recognise this Bridge. Many icon of golf have walked over here. Stand for a short time and you can hear the applause.

Thank Erica R
Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Create your own bit of history. Have a picture taken where the greats have said goodbye and make sure you get a view of the 18th green in the back ground!

Thank andyrockinghall

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