St Andrews, the seaside resort of Scotland comforts in the
northeastern coast of Fife. Being a thriving tourist destination, St
Andrews remains a hot spot among travelers, party revelers, fun seekers,
nature lovers and above all golfers.
Home of Golf, St Andrews remains a mecca for
golfers from across the world, with many golf courses to its name. The
Royal and ancient golf club are the top ones with the famous being the
Old Course adding to the charm of the place. Every year thousands of
golfers converge at St Andrews for trying out their golfing skills and
making pilgrimages to the old course and the golf museum.
Leaving apart golfing, St Andrews also
shares a glorious past with plenty to explore and experience, the ruins
of castle, the St Andrews Cathedral, to many more sights to look for.
The city has still maintained its tranquil and calm nature well
preserved, staying away from the hustle and bustle of modern day. St
Andrews thus remains a nice place to enjoy a calm and relaxed holiday or
Home to the oldest university in
Scotland, which was recently attended by Prince Williams, trust us
you will love the friendly populace and student population which adds to
the party scene with couple of nightclubs and pubs to slip in the night.
But its the weekends when you can find plenty of party lover partying in
these party hideouts in St Andrews.
Getting There :
St Andrews, 13 miles
Dundee and 55 miles north of
Edinburgh, is not on the train line. The nearest station is 5 miles
away at Leuchars, on the Edinburgh- Dundee-Aberdeen
line. Regular buses make the 15-min journey from there to St Andrews. A
taxi costs around £7. The bus station is on City Road, at the west end
of town. There are frequent buses to Dundee (30 mins), the
East Neuk villages and Cupar (20 mins). There is also a service to
Stirling. Buses run from Edinburgh to St Andrews via Kirkcaldy.
St Andrews is a compact
town and best explored on foot. A hop-on-hop-off tour bus takes in all
the main sights. If you're driving, parking in the town centre is
difficult. You need to buy vouchers from the TIC or from local shops.
Taxis are available from Golf City Taxis, 13 Argyle St, Tel. 477788, or
St Andrews Taxis, Tel. 477272.
The Tourist Information
Centre, 70 Market St, Tel. 472021, has comprehensive information about
St Andrews and Northeast Fife. Open Apr-May Mon-Sat 0930-1800, Sun
1100-1600; Jun Mon-Sat 0930-1900, Sun 1100-1800; Jul-Aug Mon-Sat
0930-2000, Sun 1100-1800; Sep to mid-Oct Mon-Sat 0930-1900, Sun
1100-1800; mid-Oct to Mar Mon-Sat 0930-1700.