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A Guide to St Andrews, Scotland

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by David Wheater of Tours of Edinburgh

Here’s a brief guide to the history of St Andrews, followed by some of the town’s most popular restaurants, pubs, coffee places, hotels, B&Bs and visitor attractions. 

About St Andrews

St Andrews is a fabulous seaside town, located on the east coast of Scotland, around 50 miles north of Edinburgh and 80 miles east of Glasgow.

St Andrews is named after Scotland’s patron saint, St Andrew, whose remains are said to have been brought here more than 1000 years ago. St Andrews is Scotland’s oldest university town, with many of its original buildings still in existence today. Very popular with students (Prince William & Kate Middleton studied here) and golfers, it’s a thriving and busy town that is well worth a visit – even if you’re not a golfer. St Andrews is home to the world famous Old Course and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club which attracts thousands of visitors every year from all around the world.

Popular Restaurants, Pubs, Coffee Places, Hotels, B&Bs & Visitor Attractions in St Andrews

Below are our recommendations for St Andrews – all hand picked by us as the very best St Andrews has to offer. Enjoy St Andrews!

Restaurants in St Andrews

The Doll’s House Restaurant
3 Church Square, St Andrews
01334 477 422

The Vine Leaf Restaurant
131 South Street, St Andrews
01334 477 497

Little Italy
2 Logies Lane, St Andrews
01334 479 299

The Grange Inn
Grange Road, St Andrews
01334 472 670

Playfair’s Restaurant
2 PlayfairTerrace, North St, St Andrews
01334 472 970

Pubs & Bars in St Andrews

The One Under
The Links, St Andrews KY16 9Jo
01334 473 393

The Criterion
99 South Street, St Andrews
01334 474 543

Drouthy Neebors
209 South Street, St Andrews
01334 479 952

The New Inn St Andrews
23 St Mary’s Street, St Andrews
01334 461 333

Ma Bells
St Andrews Golf Hotel, 40 The Scores
01334 472 622

Coffee Places in St Andrews

Taste
148 North Street, St Andrews
01334 477 959

The Coffee House
6A Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews
01334 477 122

North Point Cafe
24 North Street, St Andrews
01334 473 997

Our Story Cafe
12 Bell Street, St Andrews
01334 474 674

B Janhetta’s
31 South Street, St Andrews
01334 473 285

Hotels in St Andrews

The Dunvegan Hotel
7 Pilmour Place, St Andrews KY16 9HZ
01334 473 105

Old Course Hotel. Golf Resort & Spa
Old Station Road, St Andrews KY16 98F
01334 474 371

Rufllets Country House Hotel
Strathkinness Low Road KY16 97X
01334 472 594

Ardgowan Hotel
2 Playfair Terrace, St Andrews KY16 9HX
01334 472 970

Best Western Scores Hotel
76 The Scores, St Andrews KY16 988
01334 472 451

Bed & Breakfast in St Andrews

Cameron Guest House
11 Murray Park, St Andrews KY16 9AW
01334 472 306

Six Murray Park
6 Murray Park, St Andrews KY16 9AW
01334 473 319

Doune Guest House
5 Murray Place, St Andrews KY16 9AP
01334 475 195

Fairways of St Andrews
8A Golf Place, St Andrews KY16 9JA
01334 479 513

Five Pilmour Place
5 Pilmour Place, St Andrews KY16 9H2
01334 478 665

St Andrews Visitor Attractions

• Picnic on West Sands Beach
• Craigtoun Country Park
• Visit the Old Course
• British Golf Museum
• St Andrews Aquarium
• Play golf at St Andrews’s Links
• Play golf at The Duke’s course
• The ”Himalayas” Putting Green
• St Andrews Botanic Gardens
• St Andrews Castle (ruin)
• St Andrews Museum
• St Andrews Cathedral (ruin)
• Fife Coastal Path – Crail to St Andrews
• Blackfriars Chapel
• West Port Medieval City Gate
• Bell Pettigrew Museum
• St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum
• The Gateway Galleries
• Tentsmuirs Sands

St Andrews Useful Links

St Andrews Visitor Guide – http://www.visitstandrews.com
St Andrews Merchants’ Association – http://www.visit-standrews.com
University of St Andrews – http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk
Explore St Andrews – http://www.explore-st-andrews.com

St Andrews Events

The Open Championship – http://www.opengolf.com
St Andrews Festival – http://www.standrewsfestival.co.uk
St Andrews Highland Games – http://www.albagames.co.uk


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