The Serene Splendour of St Andrews
St. Andrews is a sparkling jewels in the Scottish trove of treasures. The charming and historic town attracts visitors from all over the world due to its rich historical heritage, prestigious university and glorious countryside. Whether you want to explore the magnificent grounds of Scotland's oldest university, wander the pebble dashed shores of the beach or indulge in sumptuous Scottish cuisine, St. Andrews is guaranteed to dazzle and delight.
The Academic Home of Royalty
The majestic, ivy clad buildings and colourful quadrangles of St. Andrews University dominate the centre of town. The regal alumni of the university include Prince William, who spent 3 years enjoying the collegial atmosphere and rural beauty of the town. Spend the morning wandering the grounds, admiring the classical splendour of a campus often compared to both Oxford and Cambridge. Next, set out to explore the labyrinthine alleys and quaint cobbled streets of the Medieval Centre, ascending the magnificent spiral staircase of St. Regulus' Church in order to admire panoramic views of the stunning surrounding scenery. Return to land in order to behold the spectacular sight of the ruins of St. Andrews Castle. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the turbulent ocean, the 13th century structure is home to the Bottle Dungeon, one of the most infamous castle prisons in Medieval Britain. Descend into the subterranean depths of the castle to explore the dungeon jail, siege mine and counter mine.
Discover the Town's History
Dine upon smoked American classics at The Rule Bar and Restaurant, a favourite watering hole of locals and visitors alike. Sample the subtle, smoky flavours of tender chicken, juicy ribs and succulent’s sausages, washing it down with a pint of locally brewed craft beer. Once satisfied, immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the historic town with a visit to the intriguing exhibition at the MUSA: The Museum of the University of St Andrews. Amongst the eclectic array of artefacts lie illustrations of history, teachings, professors and legends of the prestigious university. Continue your cultural odyssey with a visit to the St. Andrews Preservation Trust and Museum, a captivating collection of objects housed in a charming 17th century town house in the heart of the town's fish quarter. The museum is surrounded by picturesque pockets of greenery bursting with blooming
Fine Dining in Scotland's Finest Town
Conclude your exciting experience of one of Scotland's most treasured towns by indulging in the delectable and delicious delights of The Road Hole Restaurant. Begin your meal with a bottle of fine wine, admiring stunning views of the West Sands and the azure ocean beyond. The tantalising tasting menu comes highly recommended due to its combination of hand dived scallops, indulgent foie gras, black isle beef fillet and delicate halibut with porcini mushrooms. This restaurant serves cuisine suitable for royalty at entirely pocket pleasing prices.