What a difference one year makes! Never a truer expression for golf travel to the British Isles.
Almost exactly one year ago, COVID quarantine restrictions for entry into the UK were lifted and a very short golf travel season in 2021 remained before the fall and winter months. Tee times were widely available at the best and most desirable courses in Scotland and Ireland. The biggest challenge was clearing your schedule at the last minute…and that of your friends for the seven day pilgrimage to the “Home of Golf”.
The magic of St Andrews isn’t just the golf. St Andrews is complemented by the equally unique medieval town turned cultural and university center hotshot. It’s been a special place from the beginning. The “Auld Grey Toon” was established around 1160. What we have today is a charming, vibrant enclave of less than 20,000 people with ridiculous history along with more restaurants, shops and pubs than you could hope to visit in two trips. With so many options for what to see and do in St Andrews, this guide focuses on The Best Top 5 Sightseeing in St Andrews, Scotland.
Scotland is an unspoilt environment that has a climate which provides ideal conditions to produce superb, high quality Scottish food. Their beef, lamb, game, dairy produce, fruit and vegetables are among the best in the world. Dining out in Scotland will provide a wide range of experiences from award winning fine dining restaurants with imagination and culinary flair, to informal restaurants serving International and European cuisine to pubs and small inns offering wholesome Scottish dishes. This guide focuses on The Best Top 5 Restaurants in St Andrews, Scotland.
In addition to many of the world’s most renowned links golf courses and finest accommodations, St Andrews is also blessed with many great ‘19th holes’ to visit for a pint or dram after golf. Unfortunately, choosing this perfect pub to enjoy with your friends while you reminisce over your round can be a complete shot in the dark if it’s your first time in the Home of Golf. That’s why we’ve created for you a list of our favourite pubs in the Auld Grey Toon – The Best Top 5 Pubs in St Andrews, Scotland.
St. Andrews is home to a wide range of accommodation options, ranging from bed & breakfasts to 5 star hotels. Many play a key role in the community, not only for the domestic market but also for international tourists – in particular, golfers. For the moment however, we shall focus on The Best Top 5 Accommodations in St Andrews, Scotland.