Things to do in St Andrews

Byre Theatre

The Byre Theatre is a vibrant hub for the community and serves as a focal point for the Arts in North East Fife. With a year round programme of events, shows, conferences, parties, music and learning you will never find a dull moment at the Byre.

St Andrews Links

A golfing Mecca for the most accomplished golfer to the enthusiastic amateur, a trip to St Andrews Links is one which realises the ultimate dream for golfers worldwide.  From the iconic Swilcan Bridge on the Old Course to Tom Morris's masterful architecture on the New Course, St Andrews Links has developed over 600 years to become one of the most famous locations in golf.  Perhaps most fascinating however, is the fact that all seven courses at St Andrews Links are public and open to everyone.

St Andrews Cathedral

The remains of what was Scotland's largest and most magnificent church still show how impressive St Andrews Cathedral must have been in its prime.  Its museum houses a collection of early and later medieval sculpture as well as other relics found on the site. Spectacular views from St Rule's Tower.

Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA)

MUSA displays to the public some of the amazing treasures from the University's collection of over 112,000 artefacts.  The Museum is located on the Scores in St Andrews and is home to St Salvator's Mace, which is still used in Graduation and Welcome ceremonies to this day.  The museum has four galleries, a 'Learning Loft' and a viewing terrace with stunning panoramic views over St Andrews Bay.  MUSA also regularly hosts events for both children and adults; explore 'What's On' on the website for further details.

British Golf Museum

What better place to learn about the 500-year history of golf, than at this museum located in St. Andrews, the "home of golf," located on the West Sands next to the Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.

The Himalayas

The best place to get a feel for the town's favourite sport is to play a round on the Himalayas Putting Green.  Adjacent to the West Sands beach, heading towards the golf courses, The Himalayas is an 18 hole putting area which is popular with families.  Open to the public 7 days a week (April - October), with no booking required.

Craigtoun Country Park

Just two miles from the centre of St Andrews lies Craigtoun Country Park; a beautiful haven with mature trees, shrub and grass areas, as well as a modern children's play area.  Craigtoun Country Park is free to enter, although certain activities inside the park now charge an entrance fee.