The Area / Things to Do
For information on the St.Andrews area please refer to https://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/st-andrews/see-do/
Where to eat
Forgan's - is a must! (www.forgansstandrews.co.uk)
The Balgove Larder (and Steak Barn) - tremendous selection of locally sourced food - and excellent ambiance (https://www.balgove.com)
The Seafood Restaurant provides fine dining in an extraordinary location - again a five minute walk. (www.theseafoodrestaurant.com)
Playfair’s is just across the road and also excellent (https://www.playfairsrestaurant.co.uk)
For a great pub meal try The Russell (https://www.russellhotelstandrews.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 (https://www.thetailend.co.uk)
For something different and very popular local spot try the nearby Ziggy’s (http://www.ziggysrestaurant.co.uk)
And plan your journey by using the St Andrews bus station (https://www.fifedirect.org.uk/atoz/index.cfm?fuseaction=facility.display&facid=DBB6A809-351E-4611-ACAA5081319AC2A0)
The principal reason for guests visiting St Andrews is to play golf on one of the world famous links courses. 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 Andrews 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, New Course and Castle Course.
Carnoustie Golf Links are only a 40-minute drive away – relive the exciting challenges of the finishing stretch in so many Open Championships (https://www.carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk)
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 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, one of the oldest Golf Clubs 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.
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