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St Andrews

St Andrews, Scotland’s world-famous Home of Golf, is known for its historic university, medieval streets and gorgeous traditional buildings. The town is filled with exciting things to see and do, from St Andrews Cathedral to nearby Scotland’s Secret Bunker, so you won’t be short on ideas to fill your stay with us. 


Standing proudly on the east coast and within half an hour from Dundee and less than two hours from Edinburgh and Glasgow, it’s easy to explore this historic gem in the Kingdom of Fife.


When staying at The Arran or Andrean House you are no more than a short walk away from all of the activities listed below

We look forward to welcoming you to this magical town!

St Andrews Castle

With a history spanning 450 years, St Andrews Castle has been a bishop’s palace, a fortress and a state prison. The main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews in medieval Scotland, you can learn all about the castle’s rich past when you explore today. Discover the 16th century underground mine and the ‘bottle dungeon’, a prison cut out of solid rock.


Be transported into an underwater world of adventure and come face to face with fascinating creatures at St Andrews Aquarium. See animals including British sharks, piranhas, seals and even meerkats! You can also get up close and personal with animals at various interactive demonstrations held every day.


A ‘must-see’ for any visitor, explore the remains of St Andrews Cathedral, which was once the largest church in Scotland. The cathedral’s museum houses an outstanding collection of medieval sculptures and relics which were found on the site. Make sure to climb St Rule’s Tower, which dates from the 12th century, to see amazing views across St Andrews and Fife.

Old Course Walk

A location which every golfer aspires to visit, the Old Course at St Andrews is one of the most famous golf courses in the world. Join an expert guide as they take you around the 1st, 17th and 18th holes, where you’ll be able to walk in the footsteps of golfing legends and experience a player’s eye view.

St Andrews Botanic Garden

St Andrews Botanic Garden is a beautiful living treasure in the heart of historic St Andrews. Mature tree and shrub plantings enclose the garden and inspirational plant displays cover rock and scree hillsides, ponds, woodland and herbaceous borders. Botanical and geographic garden displays

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