If you’re looking for a golfing holiday in the UK, the historic town of St Andrews, on Scotland’s east coast, will not disappoint. The area has several superb golf courses, but perhaps the most hallowed is the iconic and historic Old Course. However, St Andrews isn’t all about golf. The university, founded in 1413, is world-famous and was where Prince William and Kate Middleton (as she was known back then) studied. Visit the university museums for an insight into the town’s history, traditions and artefacts. Meanwhile, the Museum of St Andrews, which is set in a stunning Victorian manor house in Kinburn Park, features a wonderful collection of Scottish Art.
“If you’re looking for a golfing holiday in the UK, the historic town of St Andrews, on Scotland’s east coast, will not disappoint.”
Sightseeing in St Andrews should include the ruins of the Cathedral of St Andrew and those of St Andrews Castle, the lovely Botanic Garden and The West Sands Beach which is part of the Fife Coastal Path. West Sands was the location of the famous opening scene of the classic film Chariots of Fire and it’s a great spot for blowing the cobwebs away with a run, or walk. Back in town, there’s a lovely selection of independent boutiques and shops, as well as places to eat with the seafood from the local area being superb, but for something extra special try the Michelin-starred Peat Inn, a short drive away.