St Andrews - where cobbled streets and beautiful gardens join sandy beaches and princes fall in love with their future queens
You can’t help but feel the magic of St Andrews’ history as you stroll along medieval alleys and pass elegant university buildings dating back 600 years. Continue your journey back in time by exploring the remains of St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Castle, or by taking a guided tour of the Old Course - the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. There’s more to this charming town than its rich past, however. From the award-winning arts and culture to the stunning stretches of sand, there’s lots to do to suit every whim.
It’s easy to understand why heir to the British throne, Prince William, and his wife, then named Kate Middleton, loved their time at the University of St Andrews. The third-oldest University in the English-speaking world rivals Oxford and Cambridge for inspiring, stately architecture and picture-perfect quadrangles. The town is buzzing with enriching experiences for students outside of the classroom too, whether that’s a cultural event at the brilliant Byre Theatre or a walk along dappled paths in the Botanic Gardens.
Savour Scotland’s food and drink heritage at the many restaurants and bars that serve traditional dishes and offer authentic events. Dance the ceilidh and indulge in a feast at Forgan’s Restaurant. Sample whisky at Scotland’s only brewery and distillery, Eden Mill. Pack a picnic of local produce to enjoy on the dune-backed beaches, before you take the adventure out to sea and have a go at the many watersports on offer.