Visiting St Andrews

Authentic Scotland: St Andrews – Things to See and Do

Most modern travellers are looking for authentic experiences. There’s no better place in Scotland to find authentic Scottish hospitality, rest, and relaxation than in St Andrews.

St Andrews, ScotlandNestled quietly on the coast of Fife and just over an hour’s drive from Edinburgh, St Andrews offers a rich history, quaint small-town ambience, and boasts one of the UK’s top universities.

This latter point gives St Andrews a vibrancy as it attracts students from all around the world. Owing to its rich history and famous university, St Andrews should be on every traveller’s itinerary to Scotland. Our guest house in St Andrews is quietly located a short distance from the sights and sounds worth visiting.

Aside from university congregation ceremonies, you’ll find that there are plenty of reasons why you should make the trip and stay at our bed and breakfast St Andrews for that authentic Scottish experience.


Considered to be the home of golf and host of one of the world’s most famous golf championships, St Andrews offers a golfing experience like no other. Play golf where it was conceived on one of our many famous golf courses and experience the sport the way it was meant to be played.

The Dukeside Lodge guest house in St Andrews is conveniently located near Craigtoun Country Park and a short drive from St Andrews Links and the veritable home of golf, The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. Our bed and breakfast St Andrews is ideally located for golfers of all skill levels, including recreational and beginner levels. If you are considering golfing holidays in Scotland, give Dukeside Lodge a call on 0133 446 1424 or email

Exploring the Town

Ideal for families, St Andrews can be easily explored by foot. It takes about half an hour to walk from end to end, so the whole family can explore without having to worry about parking. There are many sights worth visiting whilst here. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to not brush against history and Scottish culture without even looking.

A walk down Market Street will give you a taste of what St Andrews has to offer. Follow it down towards St Andrews Cathedral, which, although now in ruins, is certainly worth a walk when the weather permits. Formerly Scotland’s largest church, it houses a museum full of medieval relics and sculptures.

If you’re travelling with kids, don’t skip St Andrews Castle. This 13th-century castle features numerous secret passageways and dungeons which can stimulate the imagination of children and parents alike.

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