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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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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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A must for a photograph

This bridge is the essential crossing point to the 18th green and a must for a photograph of any golf fanatics, Sundays the course is closed for golf so anybody can walk the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Stratford-upon-Avon
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Stratford-upon-Avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This bridge is the essential crossing point to the 18th green and a must for a photograph of any golf fanatics, Sundays the course is closed for golf so anybody can walk the course or play at the children's play golf area

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's just a bridge made of stone but if you're a golfer or follow the sport, then this tiny little piece of history is a magnet for you. You can't plan a trip to St.Andrews if your a golfer without adding this to your schedule and getting your picture taken whilst standing on it. Many a professional golfer has ended... More 

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Sitka, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just fun to be able to say "I was there"! Another iconic site in this beautiful historic fantasy like town!

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Happen to be in the position that I know the item well. It's in a wonderful situation on the Old Course St Andrews but downright dangerous due to the fact that although it's on public land its also a very busy Golf Course. Public regularly ignore the fact that golfers are hitting balls over their heads or close to them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to St. Andrews many times and have walked over the word famous Swilken burn bridge. This visit is a must for any golf fanatic from anywhere in the world to stand and have a photo taken on the Swilken bridge. St. Andrews has a lot more to offer other than golf. Good restaurants and coffee shops. Also... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not sure of the significance but promise I will go and look it up right now! That said, it is a pretty little bridge but wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Swilken Bridge is famous in golf circles and frequently shown on TV when the British Open is played on the Old Course. The club does not seem to mind that tourists step out on the course and take photos between golf groups coming up the 18th hold. So go get a photo of yourself atop the famous bridge....great souvenir... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk on the golf course, from the club house will bring you to this bridge , very popular with tourists, even on a Sunday morning whilst we were out for a walk they were queuing to take photos standing on it, a great tourist attraction :)

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And so it happened. I finally had my photo opp at this famous bridge I see during tournaments. You have to wait for your turn though. Seems even non golfers are into it as well.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to see where "Chariots Of Fire" was filmed as well as the Mr Bean version at the London Olympic 2012 Opening Ceremony and came upon this bridge, where everyone was being photographed so we were too.It must have some attraction though it was not immediately obvious.

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