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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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MOST Notable Site in Golf

here is a free and open to the public opportunity for one to stand on the bridge that has been crossed with every golf great in the history of the game. Unlike most US golf... read more

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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

here is a free and open to the public opportunity for one to stand on the bridge that has been crossed with every golf great in the history of the game. Unlike most US golf courses, where they don't let the public on courses, this is 100% open to the public to walk on to the 18th fairway between tee... More 

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Pickering, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On Sundays the Old Course is closed so you can walk the entire course and pose on the Swilcan bridge, or in Hell bunker or whatever famous spot on the course beckons.

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Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Taking friends toSt Andrews from US we had a stop at the bridgetotake pictures...these were favourites due to the iconic bridge being know world wide...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love golf then you will be awestruck... If you don't like golf then it is just a tiny brige. I happen to love golf.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Posing for pictures in the bridge while golfers playing golf is a risky thing. But luckily we manage to capture a moment there after waiting for the golfers to moved at the other side of the course. It is beautiful course indeed with a beautiful scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Follow the steps of the famous golfers in the, the historic bridge is great for a photo opportunity and a must for every golf fan

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you go to St. Andrews try to be there on a Sunday. Thats the day the old course closes to play and everyone can walk the hallowed links Walk around the valley of sin then down the 1st/18th fairways to the Swilcan Burn. Right in front of you is a queue ... what for you ask?? Well its the... More 

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Hampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on a Sunday and were able to get a picture without much of a wait. Fabulous to walk in the footsteps of the greats in the game.

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Bacharach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great to see stand and walk over this historical bridge! 20 years of watching and reading about it and then to walk it so cool

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Must be the most photographed bridge in the world. Even non-golfers were running on to the bridge to get photographed between players teeing off and for those waiting to tee off.

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