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The Swilcan Bridge

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 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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Reviewed August 24, 2016

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

Thank 6dudley
Reviewed August 24, 2016

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...More

Thank dinosmith9
Reviewed August 23, 2016

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

Thank Marzella
Reviewed August 23, 2016 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...More

Thank campbellfife
Reviewed August 23, 2016

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...More

Thank Alan A
Reviewed August 23, 2016

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.

Thank estjs01
Reviewed August 21, 2016

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...More

Thank rustycat83
Reviewed August 20, 2016

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...More

Thank dundeetravellermrshc
Reviewed August 19, 2016 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.

Thank Uchi O
Reviewed August 18, 2016

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...More

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Ashleigh W
Are dogs allowed on the bridge
June 4, 2017|
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Response from cla53 | Reviewed this property |
It's on a golf course so maybe when course is closed you can.
Paul W
are you able to walk out to the bridge for photo on Monday -Saturday?
October 1, 2016|
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Response from LisaCameron | Property representative |
It is possible to get a photo on the Swilcan Bridge. We would however advise you to be extra careful when entering the course. Please be aware of the golfers playing off the 18th tee as, understandably, priority must be... More
Are there set tour times on Sunday?
August 15, 2016|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
They do a tour of the old course if would want other wise you can as everyone has said just wonder on but only on Sunday's !!