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St Andrews is undoubtedly most famous as being the home of golf. While you can do a lot of golfy things in the town - visit many golf courses (including the Old Course), the British Golf Museum, etc there is also a lot more on offer in the ancient 'city'.
The town is also home to St Andrews University (most recently famous as being the university where Prince William studied) and has many other attractions. You can have a look at some of the many Uni buildings spread around the town, visit the Aquarium, town museum, Preservation Trust Museum, Crawford Arts Centre, Castle, Cathedral and don't forget to have a look at at least one of the three beaches! Even just walking through the main streets of the town you will get a feel for the history of the place - St Andrews was the scene of many key events in Scotland's rich history.
There are many lovely shops - some chain shops while many are independent gift shops, etc and you have an amazing choice of eating out in the various restaurants, hotels, cafe's etc. As this is a student town you will also find a large number of bars, pubs and coffee shops! Don't forget to pop in to the Tourist Information Centre on Market Street for some free info (including maps, etc) and they'll even help you book accommodation if you need it.
St Andrews really is a beautiful town/city and a place you need to visit again and again to really get a chance to enjoy all it has to offer.
St. Andrews is a coastal town situated on Scotland East Coast between Dundee and Edinburgh and is most notably famous in recent times for its golfing attractions.
Basically its a coastal town made famous because Prince William attended its University, and because it is home to the Old Course.
If you plan to visit here, id recommend you do it outside of university term times as the place dramatically changes when the students are around, and not for the better.
Inside the town the weather is fine and just like anywhere else youd expect in Scotland, nothing amazing and quite wet. Although being on the coast, if you go out to the beach or onto the pier it can be very windy and chilly.
This is something you cont be stuck on, there is a hotel on pretty much every single street in the town and all priced more or less the same. To get a cheap room though, keep an eye on when the golf is on, and if its not on then thats what to go. I cant recommend any hotels unfortunately as anytime ive visited ive always camped on the beach.
Again, St Andrews is littered with restaurants to satisfy its huge tourist trade. I personally would recommend Little John's in the centre of town. The food is great and made from all Scottish ingredients. Service is spot on and the food is ready quick. Plus its one of the cheapest places to eat in St. Andrews. The restaurant right next door to Little John's is called The Central. For drinks its fine, but for food, avoid it like the plague.
Well there golf if thats yourr thing. Two courses to choose from, with courses to use in the surrounding towns also. Plenty of golf shops around too. Near the beach is the Aquarium which is pretty neat and inexpensive also. Besides these there is shopping in the center of town...mainly book stores and small town stores like butchers, shoe makers, confectioners.
Great little town, and do visit, just make sure you visit while the students arent there otherwise its a bit spoilt.