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The Swilcan Bridge

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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...more
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The Old Course | St Andrews Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JB, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am not a golfer but my husband is. I didn’t know this was a “ thing” but we waited for the golfers to hit off on the 18 th tee. As they walked up to their shots on the fairway, people scurry out to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MarkMelbourne19
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We didn’t get to play the old course, but we did play the Eden course and afterward walked to the St. Andrews headquarters. Then lo and behold we came across the Swilcan bridge and wow— had to get a picture of that!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rhoffmann11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn’t know too much about golf but my husband does! It is a must see with a photo for any golfer. Sunday’s are the only day that anyone can walk the course. A nice practice ensuring it is an accessible space

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BradandJanet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit and photo opportunity for golf lovers. Sunday is the only day to visit and take pictures at this golf history site unless you are lucky enough to plat the Old Course!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bbeatson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to st Andrew’s you must stop here. Have your camera ready and take a picture. Beautiful and part of golf history.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 141Dini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you don't play golf you have to attend and get your mandatory photograph on the bridge where all the golfing greats have stood

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Chiz1098r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved seeing the historic bridge and following my husband as he golfed with his father and friend. Beautiful course at St. Andrews!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DeeTinney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very charming village but of course, the Home of Golf for golfers, a must see is the The Swilcan Bridge on the Old Course! Then, to official store for souvenirs!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CATHERINE S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to this perfect old stone bridge is a must when coming to St Andrew's. A perfectly peaceful spot if you wait your turn for your own moment with stunning backdrop. My late brother, a former golf pro, played with Sam Torrance etc back...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CaptMish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want good photos on the bridge visit on a Sunday when no golf. Sunset was amazing surrounded by history

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from StAndrewsLinks | Property representative |
Hi Joyce. If you're looking to book a Guided Walk of the Old Course, you can do so via our website (St Andrews Links) under the 'Relax' section. Best wishes, St Andrews Links
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Response from StAndrewsLinks | Property representative |
Hello, No, there is no strict dress policy at the Links.
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