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St Andrews Ghost Tours

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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About St Andrews Ghost Tours
St Andrews is not only the home of golf, it is also the home of ghosts! Join your guide and author Richard Falconer on his award-winning educational tour of St Andrews, exploring the main historic sites together with a great many additionally haunted locations. Up to 4 scheduled tours a day throughout the year. You will discover a wealth of history alongside many corroborated ghostly accounts of those having experienced first-hand the town’s more elusive residents. Running right through the winter months as well as the summer, these popular walking tours are a culmination of research by Richard spanning five decades, some of which will be found in his 3 factual books on the history and paranormal of St Andrews and Fife, including his local bestselling book ‘Ghosts of St Andrews’. Whether you are interested in the paranormal, the history of St Andrews, or both, there is something for everyone.
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St Andrews Ghost Tours - Private Tours Only

On this Private Tour, you can stroll along the town's medieval streets and discover a wealth of lesser-known history and details of paranormal sightings. Visit sites including the colleges of Scotland’s first university, Queen Mary's House, the ruined cathedral, Haunted Tower, and Bishops' Palace, with its picturesque views over the North Sea. Afterward, enjoy discounts at local restaurants.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $19.49

St Andrews Golf History Tours - Private Tours Only

Tour times 12 noon and 2pm, 7 days a week throughout the year (check booking calendar for any exclusions).

Your guide for all of the tours is author and historian Richard Falconer who is endorsed by noted St Andrews Golf Historian and author David Joy.

These are golf orientated historical tours of St Andrews, giving an all-round insight into what makes St Andrews so unique, from the golf to the wealth of history through the town. St Andrews is not only the 'Home of Golf', it has Scoltand's first University and the ruins of the Cathedral and Archbishops Palace was once the seat of the Catholic Church for over eight centuries.

The golfing enthusiast generally knows a lot about golf in St Andrews, so these tours feature lesser known aspects and appeals to all who have an appreciation of the game and an interest in history.
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1 hour 45 minutes
from $22.28

St Andrews History Tours - Private Tours Only

This Private Tour is scheduled at 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm, 7 days a week (check booking calendar for any exclusions).
Your guide Richard Falconer is an author and historian of St Andrews and conducts all the history tours himself. Having researched St Andrews for a period spanning six decades you will find a lot of previously lost or forgotten history about the town. Including how the town and University were looking for the lost treasure of the Cathedral for 50 years until 1929, and what Richard has uncovered through his researches over the last 40+ years.
The tour incorporates all the historic quarters of the town apart from the golf course which is for another tour! You will see two locations where Mary Queen of Scots stayed for her holidays to St Andrews. Explore the historic ancient City and learn about the spiritual and sometimes barbarous elements.
St Andrews is unique on many fronts, with many a noted golfer, Hollywood stars and royalty spending time here.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $19.49
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hayley l wrote a review Dec 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions
My best friend booked us in for a ghost tour for my birthday on the 13th of December. We had the best time! Richards knowledge about the history of the town and ghostly encounters were unreal. Very impressive. I have lived here all my life and I learnt so much i didn’t know in just 1H 30 mins. I genuinely did not want the tour to end. Not to be missed if you are in St. Andrews! Definitely a must see!
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David H wrote a review Nov 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour it was very interesting and insightful. It was a pleasure to hear some of the history of the buildings and stretches of road in St Andrews and ofcourse the ghosts that occupy them. The tour guide, Richard,made it a very enjoyable tour and the hour and half really flew by. If your thinking of booking this tour I couldn't recommend it enough you won't regret it.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Julzywoo wrote a review Oct 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom50 contributions4 helpful votes
We did the Ghost Tour at 7.30pm on a Monday night. Weather was awful but it didn't make it any less enjoyable. Richard the guide runs these tours on his own, so is out several times a day. He was extremely knowledgeable on the history and the ghosts of St Andrews. He showed us some amazing sights of St Andrews that we wouldn't have seen or known about had we not done the tour. Richard does speak quite fast so you need to keep your attention on him, it didn't help us that the rain was battering down. We found Richard to have a dry sense of humour, which suited us perfectly. He said he had about 12 hours of information and this tour only scratches the surface. I could listen to him all night. He does plug his books he has written but this worked for us as we plan to buy it and find out more of his knowledge. We enjoyed it so much we went back the night after on our own to see if we could experience anything. Would recommend.
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Alistair wrote a review Oct 2020
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thoroughly Enjoyed this. First time going on a ghost tour would highly recommend this to any one interested in the history of st Andrews and paranormal activity.richars knowledge was spot on could have listened to the guy all night . I’m very sceptical about this but seen 2 silhouettes travelling across a high wall even went back and checked the area once the tour was finished. Don’t know why any one would be up such a high wall at that time of night and the direction they were going in led to know where except to a large drop . Highly recommend
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Gillian B wrote a review Sep 2020
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What a great way to see st andrews, great tour with alot of amazing facts and history ... highly recommend anyone taking this tour .. absolutely brilliant
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Date of experience: September 2020
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