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Ranked #1 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Historic Sites; Golf Courses
Owner description: A golfing Mecca for the most accomplished golfer to the enthusiastic amateur, a trip to St Andrews Links is one which... more » Owner description: A golfing Mecca for the most accomplished golfer to the enthusiastic amateur, a trip to St Andrews Links is one which realises the ultimate dream for golfers worldwide. From the iconic Swilcan Bridge on the Old Course to Tom Morris’s masterful architecture on the New Course, St Andrews Links has developed over 600 years to become one of the most famous locations in golf. Perhaps most fascinating however, is the fact that all seven courses at St Andrews Links are public and open to everyone. St Andrews Links is the largest public golfing complex in Europe. From the terrifying sight of Hell Bunker on the Old Course to the gentle slopes of the Balgove, the Home of Golf has become the ultimate golfing destination for all ages and abilities. The three championship courses; the Old Course, New Course and Jubilee Course run parallel to each other along the famous St Andrews Links West Sands of St Andrews. Nestled on the opposite side of the Links are the Eden, Strathtyrum and the only nine hole course, the Balgove. A five minute drive from town is the seventh course, the award winning Castle Course which offers dramatic views over St Andrews from its spectacular cliff top location. Away from the course, explore the fantastic facilities St Andrews Links has to offer. Learn the game where it was first played at the St Andrews Links Golf Academy. The Academy offers first-class tuition from PGA-Qualified St Andrews Links professionals and is home the only Callaway Performance Centre (custom-fit) in Scotland. The driving range has over 60 bays, including 22 indoors, and a landing zone which is over 400 yards long. All mats are air cushioned, and five bays include the Power Tee automated system. There is short game area, which includes a replica of Road Bunker, and a putting green, once the second on the Eden Course and regarded as one of the finest in St Andrews. Shop our fantastic range of official merchandise from our five retail stores, the Old Course Shop, the 18th Green Shop, the Links Clubhouse Shop, the Castle Course shop and the oldest golf shop in the world – Tom Morris. Finally relax in the Swilcan Restaurant in the Links Clubhouse, The Eden Clubhouse or the Castle Course Clubhouse with a wee dram as you reflect on your visit to the Home of Golf. « less
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Ranked #2 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Bridges; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #4 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The remains of what was Scotland’s largest and most magnificent church still show how impressive St Andrews Cathedral must... more » Owner description: The remains of what was Scotland’s largest and most magnificent church still show how impressive St Andrews Cathedral must have been in its prime. Its museum houses a collection of early and later medieval sculpture as well as other relics found on the site. Spectacular views from St Rule's Tower. « less
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Ranked #5 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: Craigtoun Park is a 47 acre park only 2 miles from St Andrews. It's a great day out for the whole family. Try the Rio Grande... more » Owner description: Craigtoun Park is a 47 acre park only 2 miles from St Andrews. It's a great day out for the whole family. Try the Rio Grande railway, Crazy Golf, Putting and Puffin,Billy - the road train that takes you round the whole Park. There are boats and pedaloes, a Bouncy castle and pedal cars for the little uns. The cafe serves teas and coffees and has a huge selection of ice creams. Park is open weekends until 28th June and then daily until the end of August, then weekends through September and much of October. « less
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Ranked #7 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #8 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Artery Gallery is a Leading online Scottish art gallery based St Andrews Fife Scotland and is aiming to make art more... more » Owner description: Artery Gallery is a Leading online Scottish art gallery based St Andrews Fife Scotland and is aiming to make art more affordable by offering you the best in contemporary Scottish art including modern, contemporary and abstract paintings, jewellery, photography, wedding gifts, handmade mirrors, handmade clocks, glassware, pottery, and exhibiting artists from the UK, Australia, Europe, USA, Canada, Scotland, China, and South America and beyond! « less
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Ranked #9 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA) is a free museum displaying some of the amazing treasures from the... more » Owner description: The Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA) is a free museum displaying some of the amazing treasures from the University's collection of over 112,000 artefacts. The Museum is located on the Scores in St Andrews and is home to St Salvator's Mace, which is still used in Graduation and Welcome ceremonies to this day. The museum has four galleries, a 'Learning Loft' and a viewing terrace with stunning panoramic views over St Andrews Bay. MUSA is family friendly and its galleries feature a number of fun hands-on interactives as well as an art cart which is full of creative activities for children from dressing up to drawing. Free admission. « less
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Ranked #10 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: On a headland to the north of St Andrews stand the ruins of the town's castle, the main residence of the bishops and... more » Owner description: On a headland to the north of St Andrews stand the ruins of the town's castle, the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews - the focal point of the Church in medieval Scotland. Today explore the underground 16th century siege mine and countermine and the bottle dungeon. There is a visitor centre with exhibition. « less
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Ranked #11 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: What better place to learn about the 500-year history of golf than at this museum located in St. Andrews, the "home of golf,"... more » Owner description: What better place to learn about the 500-year history of golf than at this museum located in St. Andrews, the "home of golf," located on the West Sands next to the Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. « less
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Ranked #12 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Recommended by the Good Garden Guide 2001 2.5 acre Victorian walled garden designed around the Cambo burn supplying the... more » Owner description: Recommended by the Good Garden Guide 2001 2.5 acre Victorian walled garden designed around the Cambo burn supplying the house with fruit, flowers and vegetables. *Ornamental potager *Interest all year round *Many rare and unusual plants *Renowned for snowdrops Open all year round 10.00 am to dusk Entry by honesty box ?3.00 per adult Children free Dogs welcome on leads Coaches welcome « less
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Ranked #13 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Founded in 1411, this university forms the centre of town.
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Ranked #14 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Fraser Gallery St Andrews opened in April 2008 and is located in the ground floor of a traditional townhouse in the centre of... more » Owner description: Fraser Gallery St Andrews opened in April 2008 and is located in the ground floor of a traditional townhouse in the centre of St Andrews. The gallery is a fresh, stylish, welcoming space which occupies the whole ground floor of the property and is arguable one of the best gallery spaces in Scotland. In the open plan, yet intimate setting with extensive hanging space, it has a large, varied and constantly refreshed selection of original art including work by George Devlin, Francis Boag, Alberto Morrocco, Jack Morrocco, John Kingsley, Marj Bond, Malcolm Cheape, David Mackie Cook and Joe Fan, amongst others. The Gallery shows a mixed exhibition all year ‘round with two major solo exhibitions each year which have included “sell out” exhibitions for Scottish artists, Francis Boag, Robert Macmillan, Malcolm Cheape and John Kingsley, PAI.Roderick Fraser, the gallery owner, is a fourth generation art dealer with over 30 years experience in owning and managing galleries in Dundee and Edinburgh. His family business dates back to 1862.The galleries are unique, intimate spaces in the heart of St Andrews showcasing some of the very best of contemporary Scottish artists. « less
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Ranked #15 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Museums
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Ranked #16 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Aquariums
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Ranked #17 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
Category: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
Owner description: We offer off road driving, quad biking and laser clay pigeon shooting. The off roading and quads are on purpose built tracks... more » Owner description: We offer off road driving, quad biking and laser clay pigeon shooting. The off roading and quads are on purpose built tracks designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the vehicles. Testing the driving skills of the drivers/riders in a way that will be fun for novices and experienced users alike. The laserclays are just the same as the real thing, except the live cartridges are replaced with infrared beams. « less
Ranked #19 of 21 attractions in St. Andrews
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