The historic and beautiful city of St Andrews has been a magnet for visitors to the east coast of Scotland for many years. The city is of course renowned throughout the world for its stunning golf courses, but it also hosts multiple other attractions, ranging from the ancient university to the imposing remains of its castle.
St Andrews is known as the Home of Golf, and if you’re an aficionado of the sport there’s probably no better place to come. The Old Course at the Royal & Ancient Club has played host to The Open Championship on more than 25 occasions and is considered to offer one of the most exciting experiences in the game. There are other superb courses in the area, though, not least the Duke’s Golf Course. This offers a unique challenge, as it is the only non-links course in the city.
University of St Andrews
The oldest university in Scotland, founded in 1413, has impressive buildings dotted around the city, ranging from the attractive Castle House home of the School of English to the spectacular Younger Hall, home of the School of Music. Since St Andrews remains a working university, public admission to some areas may be restricted – but you can get another angle by joining an organised Ghost Walk! Basing yourself in the nearby Dukeside Lodge will give you a handy base to return to after your spooky night-time experience.
St Andrews Cathedral
Although now largely in ruins, this medieval cathedral remains one of the city’s most impressive sites. In its heyday it was Scotland’s largest church, and the adjoining museum is packed with intriguing relics of the era. The 12th-century St Rule’s Tower stands 100 feet tall and climbing its stone staircase will reward you with a spectacular view of the area, with sweeping vistas across city, countryside and sea. Staying at one of the lodges near St Andrews will let you explore the cathedral at your leisure.
Staying in St Andrews
Finding quality, convenient accommodation in St Andrews needn’t be a struggle. A popular option with many visitors is to stay at one of the many lodges near St Andrews. The Dukeside Lodge is perfectly located, within a short drive of all of St Andrews’ courses and other landmarks, as including the Old Course and the Duke’s Course. At Dukeside Lodge, you can enjoy comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation within a stone’s throw of beautiful Craigtoun Country Park, as well as relaxing with complimentary Sky and Wi-Fi. To find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0133 446 1424.