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The Swilken Bridge

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Address: The Old Course | St Andrews Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JB, Scotland
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Description: The famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole of the Old Course at the Home...
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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For all golfing fans this must be the thing to do. Just be patient and you can go on the course and take your photo and all for Free!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Bodmin, United Kingdom

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

For all golfing fans this must be the thing to do. Just be patient and you can go on the course and take your photo and all for Free!

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Cadillac, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Every golf group takes selfies as they cross over the Swilken Bridge. You think back to every great photo shot there - from Jack Nicklaus to Tom Watson in the dusk.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Every golfer's dream is to stand where so many golfers before have stood. You can do this even if you don't golf the Old Course. As long as you are careful to wait until after the tee off on 18, you can go right on the 18th and take your pictures...so many people do.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went for a walk by here on a luvly sunny day, and people were queuing to get their picture taken on it, a luvly walk.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Pure history, you don't need me to tell you who has been photographed standing on it. Go for it, especially on a Sunday when yo will not get interrupted by golfers what to tee off the 18th!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We did go down to the bridge and get our picture taken.. My husband did play the course and really enjoyed it.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

So much history here. It was a beautiful site to behold! My husband played the course and I walked with him. It was a beautiful and windy day!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We experienced history. Great photo opportunity and incredible golf experience. Make sure you remember your camera there are numerous photos to be taken.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the history of the bridge and its iconic status. However it is quite small and not that impressive. So get your photo taken and move on

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Mudjimba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You are standing on golfing history. Every golfer who has played The Old Course has crossed this footbridge, from Tom Morris to Jack Nicklaus.

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