Interested in taking a day trip to St Andrews, Scotland, the home of golf, from Edinburgh, without renting a car? Check out these tip to find out the best time to take a day trip to St Andrews and how to get there from Edinburgh!
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Interested in taking a day trip to St Andrews
The train stops at Leuchars Rail Station. You’ll need to take a bus or a cab to St Andrews. This is easy enough to do. However, when you get out a Leuchars, you will have a moment of panic as you gaze upon a suburban neighborhood and a field. We grabbed the bus on the way in and took a cab on the way back.
Where to eat lunch in St. Andrews
As we were only in town for lunch, we went ahead and grabbed a quick lunch at the local Pret so that we could get moving. Don't worry, we'll discuss pubs in a bit!
Exploring St Andrews Cathedral
St Andrews Cathedral Tickets, Museum,
& St Rule's Tower
History of St Andrews Cathedral
Visiting St Andrews Castle
History of St Andrews Castle
The Castle eventually landed in the hands of the Catholic Church and, in conjunction with St Andrews Cathedral, was a seat of ecclesiastical power, but with the abolition of the bishops by William of Orange, St Andrews Castle ultimately fell into disrepair in the 18th century.
St Andrews Castle Tickets
Visiting St Andrews University
Wondering what to wear in Scotland? Check out my packing tips!
What to see at The Old Course, St Andrews
History of The Old Course at St Andrews
Once they were allowed to play again, the game slowly evolved here, with a number of clubs having "play privileges" on the course, in addition to it being open to the public. The most well-known club is The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.
Tips for visiting The Old Course at St Andrews
Don't forget to grab your dad a ball marker from the gift shop or one of the surrounding tat stores. Small, compact, and easy to carry - he’ll keep it on his dresser forever.
Where to grab a pint in St. Andrews
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Sounds like an amazing trip. Been living in the UK for 10 years and never been to Scotland. I am fascinated by it's history. Hoping to visit next year.
Oh you really have to go - it's so lovely. Definitely check-out Edinburgh - it's a perfect 'home base' for a week up there :)
Looks and sounds so beautiful! The pub sounds great. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you!! Haven't met a pub I don't like yet :)
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