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St Andrews Tours

Founded in the 4th century, the Scottish town of St Andrews is known for being home to Scotland's oldest university as well as for being the "golf capital of the world." Set on a wide bay on the northeast coast of Fife, the seaside town is surrounded by white sand beaches, including the famous West Sands. 

A bit like a mini Oxford or Cambridge, but next to the ocean, St Andrew's main streets are North Street, Market Street, and South Street — they run west to east towards the ruins of the 12th-century Gothic cathedral. Dotting along the streets and down the cobbled alleyways are the university buildings, many of which date back to the 15th century when the university was founded, making it the third oldest in the Western world.

Very much a student town, and the very town where Prince William and Kate met and graduated, during term time a third of the 17,000 population is made up of university students. To learn more about the university's foundation, history, and life today, head to the Museum of the University of St Andrews.

As for golf, the most famous course around town has to be the Links — a frequent venue for The Open Championship, and one of the best-ranked courses in the world. 

Practical Info

St Andrews is 50 miles northeast of Edinburgh and 6 miles from Leuchars train station, from where you can take a taxi to the town. 

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St Andrews and Fife Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, null
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St Andrews and Fife Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Pay homage to the home of golf at St Andrews and visit the fishing villages of Fife on a small group day trip from Edinburgh. With a maximum group size of 16 ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.46
Historic Scotland Explorer Pass, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass

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Enjoy free entry to 78 of Scotland's top attractions with the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass – a flexible sightseeing pass that allows you to visit the sites ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $41.44
Day Trip to St Andrews Dunfermline and the Fife Coast in a Private Minibus from Edinburgh, ... 
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Day Trip to St Andrews Dunfermline and the Fife Coast in a Private Minibus from Edinburgh

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A full day visiting the beautiful towns of South Queensferry, Dunfermline, Lower Largo and the iconic St Andrews. The tour includes a visit to the 11th century ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $622.98
St Andrews Day Trip from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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St Andrews Day Trip from Edinburgh

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The Kingdom of Fife is the ancestral home of Scottish monarchs and famous for its charming seaside towns. This trip takes you past the iconic Forth Bridge and ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.15

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