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St Andrews

St Andrews © Evan Wilson
St Andrews © Evan Wilson

The historic city of St Andrews is home to one of the most famous golf clubs in the world, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. Often referred to as 'the home of golf', St Andrews and the British Golf Museum will be enjoyable for any enthusiasts of the sport. With 500 years of golfing history, the museum will take visitors on an exciting journey through the sport's heritage and provide an introduction to the world's golfing legends.

Golf aside, St Andrews is an attractive, historic city and is also home to the prestigious University of St Andrews, the oldest university in Scotland and the third oldest in the English-speaking world. Students make up a third of the population during the academic term, giving the old city a youthful energy and fun nightlife. Once the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland, the city's famous and ancient cathedral was destroyed during the Scottish Reformation and now lies in ruins. However, many other historic buildings remain intact and St Andrews prevails to be an atmospheric city with a rich cultural life as well as some of the world's best golfing opportunities.

Address: Bruce Embankment, St Andrews

E-mail: standrews@visitscotland.com

Telephone: +44 1334 472021

Transport: From Edinburgh, follow signs for Forth Road Bridge, take the A92 towards Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes and then follow signs for Cupar and St. Andrews