The home of golf, St Andrews is a coastal town in northeast Fife, and home to Scotland’s oldest university. In fact, founded in 1413, St Andrews is Britain’s third oldest university after Oxford and Cambridge.
Visit St Andrews Cathedral, go for a run on West Sands like they did in Chariots of Fire and take in a round of golf on one of seven local courses, and even if you’re not into golf, you might still want to watch a few players sinking their final putt on the famous 18th green of the Old Course, the world’s oldest and most famous golf course.
As well as the Old Course, there are also the Balgove, Eden, Jubilee, Strathtyrum, New and Castle courses, plus the Duke’s course is just outside St Andrews at Craigtoun Country Park.
The St Andrews parkrun is also at Craigtoun Country Park, every Saturday morning at 9.30. Parkrun tourists from further afield, please note the 9.30 start time at Scottish parkruns.
St Andrews Cathedral may be in a ruinous state, but its sheer scale is so impressive, and a wander round its old walls and graveyard will keep you enthralled for quite some time.