St Andrews © Evan Wilson
The historic city of St Andrews is home to the most famous golf club 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 are must-visits for any enthusiasts of the sport. With 500 years of golfing history, and the home of the British Open, 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 and 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. The city, which really feels more like a town, grew up around the cathedral and there has been an important church in St Andrews since at least the 8th century. Once the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland, the famous and ancient cathedral was destroyed during the Scottish Reformation and now lies in ruins. Many other historic buildings remain in tact, however, and St Andrews remains an atmospheric city with a rich cultural life as well as some of the world's best golfing opportunities.
Address: Bruce Embankment, St Andrews
Telephone: (0)1334 460 046
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