The Area / Things to Do
For information on the St.Andrews area please refer to www.visitstandrews.com/do/further-afield
Where to eat
The excellent new restaurant in St.Andrews – Forgan’s – is a must! (www.forgansstandrews.co.uk)
The Seafood Restaurant provides fine dining in an extraordinary location – again a five minute walk. (www.theseafoodrestaurant.com)
Playfair’s at the Ardgowan Hotel is just across the road and also excellent (www.ardgowanhotel.co.uk).
For scrumptious takeaway fish and chips, The Tail End Restaurant and Fish Bar is highly recommended, and only a couple of minutes away.
Please refer to walkhighlands ( www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fife-stirling/).
The principal reason for guests staying at Albany Apartments is to play golf in St.Andrews. Self catering takes on a broader meaning with the ability for guests readily to organise their own golf itineraries.
The place to start is with the St.Andrew Links Trust (www.standrews.org.uk/Play). Here you can get details about all the St.Andrews golf courses as well as facilities to make bookings, including the Old Course and Castle Course.
No golfing visit to St.Andrews would be complete without a game at Kingsbarns Golf Links, located just 15 minutes from St.Andrews. Acclaimed as one of the best recent golf course developments, it provides challenging golf along a stunning coastline. (www.kingsbarns.com).
And there are fantastic “hidden gems” of Scottish golf, rich in golf history at Elie Golf House Club (www.golfhouseclub.co.uk), just 20 minutes from St.Andrews, and the Balcomie Links at Crail Golfing Society, the 7th oldest Golf Club in the world (www.crailgolfingsociety.co.uk), also about 20 minutes drive.
Or play at one of the course used until recently as a venue for Final Qualifying for The Open Championship when it is in St. Andrews, Lundin Golf Club (www.lundingolfclub.co.uk) or Scotscraig Golf Club, the world’s 13th Oldest Golf Club ( www.Scotscariggolfclub.com).
And there are many more …
All of these Clubs are very friendly and make visitors feel most welcome.