Guidebook for Fife

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Guidebook for Fife

Sightseeing
The University Quadrangle and the University Chapel are within a few hundred yards of the property. Many of the University buildings are nearby.
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University of St Andrews
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The University Quadrangle and the University Chapel are within a few hundred yards of the property. Many of the University buildings are nearby.
The ruined Cathedral is at the end of North Street, a few minutes walk away. Lovely spot to sit and enjoy a picnic.
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St Andrews Cathedral
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The ruined Cathedral is at the end of North Street, a few minutes walk away. Lovely spot to sit and enjoy a picnic.
A fantastic view of the town to be had from this historic tower - a spiral staircase to the top.
St Rule's Tower
A fantastic view of the town to be had from this historic tower - a spiral staircase to the top.
A wonderful ruin overlooking the sea - the famous bottle-necked dungeon and Mine and Counter-Mine. A really exciting castle for children.
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St Andrews Castle
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A wonderful ruin overlooking the sea - the famous bottle-necked dungeon and Mine and Counter-Mine. A really exciting castle for children.
Museum
Museum of the University of Saint Andrews
Museum
The most famous point of The Old Course, crossing over the Swilken Burn.
Swilcan Bridge
17 The Links
The most famous point of The Old Course, crossing over the Swilken Burn.
Parks & Nature
Beautiful and extensive sandy beach with iconic views of the town and The Old Course. Famously used for filming scenes of "Chariots of Fire".
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West Sands
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Beautiful and extensive sandy beach with iconic views of the town and The Old Course. Famously used for filming scenes of "Chariots of Fire".
Lovely beach by the harbour which has a famous walk on Sundays enjoyed by University undergraduates.
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East Sands
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Lovely beach by the harbour which has a famous walk on Sundays enjoyed by University undergraduates.
Interesting gardens owned by the University.
Botanic Gardens
Interesting gardens owned by the University.
Lovely walk winding through the back streets and along local river.
Lade Braes Walk
Lovely walk winding through the back streets and along local river.
A wonderful woodland garden with stunning walled garden. Free range pigs in the woods which you can feed! A 20 minute woodland walk leads to Kingsbarns Beach. Wonderful cafe serving homemade food and cakes and a lovely visitors' shop selling local crafts. A must do!
Cambo Gardens
A wonderful woodland garden with stunning walled garden. Free range pigs in the woods which you can feed! A 20 minute woodland walk leads to Kingsbarns Beach. Wonderful cafe serving homemade food and cakes and a lovely visitors' shop selling local crafts. A must do!
Take a bus to Crail and then walk along the coastal path back to St Andrews - about 5/7 hours in all but stunning views along coast.
Fife Coastal Path, Crail
2 Nethergate
Take a bus to Crail and then walk along the coastal path back to St Andrews - about 5/7 hours in all but stunning views along coast.
Entertainment & Activities
Arguably the most famous golf course in the world, known as the home of golf. Home to the British Golf Open. The R&A Golf Clubhouse and starters box are only 5 minutes walk from the property.
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Old Course
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Arguably the most famous golf course in the world, known as the home of golf. Home to the British Golf Open. The R&A Golf Clubhouse and starters box are only 5 minutes walk from the property.
A traditional cinema with 2 screens showing up to date films - just a little way down the street from our property.
Cinema
A traditional cinema with 2 screens showing up to date films - just a little way down the street from our property.
Indoor swimming pool located at the East Sands - ideal for young families if the weather poor.
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East Sands Leisure Centre
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Indoor swimming pool located at the East Sands - ideal for young families if the weather poor.
Outdoor all weather tennis courts and pleasant gardens.
Kinburn Park
Outdoor all weather tennis courts and pleasant gardens.
Under cover driving range with state of the art equipment.
St Andrews Links Golf Academy
Under cover driving range with state of the art equipment.
Golf course based near the West Sands.
New Course
Golf course based near the West Sands.
Golf course located near the West Sands.
Jubilee Course, St Andrews Links
1 W Sands Rd
Golf course located near the West Sands.
Golf course.
Eden Course
Golf course.
A hilly putting course open to the public particularly enjoyed by families. Known locally as "The Himalayas" and located alongside The Old Course.
St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club
A hilly putting course open to the public particularly enjoyed by families. Known locally as "The Himalayas" and located alongside The Old Course.
St Andrews 40 minute tour via fun land train - fantastic for families passing all the major points of interest.
LocalMotion Land Trains
41 Dundee Rd W
St Andrews 40 minute tour via fun land train - fantastic for families passing all the major points of interest.
Family park just outside St Andrews with putting, crazy golf, small train, boating pond etc.
Craigtoun Country Park
Family park just outside St Andrews with putting, crazy golf, small train, boating pond etc.
Arts & Culture
Theatre in the heart of St Andrews with a variety of productions ranging from drama to musicals etc.
Byre Theatre
Theatre in the heart of St Andrews with a variety of productions ranging from drama to musicals etc.
Golf museum overlooking The Old Course.
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British Golf Museum
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Golf museum overlooking The Old Course.
A gem of a museum just a short walk along from 114 North Street. Very interesting and a beautiful little garden to visit too.
The St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum
12 North St
A gem of a museum just a short walk along from 114 North Street. Very interesting and a beautiful little garden to visit too.
Essentials
Only couple of minutes from the property an excellent small store with fresh bread etc.
Sainsbury's Local
71 Market St
Only couple of minutes from the property an excellent small store with fresh bread etc.
A slightly larger supermarket minutes from the house.
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Tesco Metro
138-140 Market St
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A slightly larger supermarket minutes from the house.
A large supermarket - a 5 minute drive away - with petrol station and pharmacy. Located next to the hospital.
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Morrisons
45 Largo Rd
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A large supermarket - a 5 minute drive away - with petrol station and pharmacy. Located next to the hospital.
Shopping
Up market food store with fantastic fruit and vegetables, fresh breads and easy convenience foods. A British icon!
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Marks & Spencer ST ANDREWS SIMPLY FOOD
23 Largo Rd
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Up market food store with fantastic fruit and vegetables, fresh breads and easy convenience foods. A British icon!
Incorporating a coffee shop gifts bearing the University logo can be purchased.
University of St Andrews Students' Association
Incorporating a coffee shop gifts bearing the University logo can be purchased.
Golf shop seconds from The Old Course and R&A Clubhouse
The Golf Shop of St Andrews
4 Ellice Pl
Golf shop seconds from The Old Course and R&A Clubhouse
Iconic golf shop yards from The Old Course and R&A Clubhouse.
Auchterlonies
Iconic golf shop yards from The Old Course and R&A Clubhouse.
Jewellery shop specialising in beautiful designs by Scottish artists.
Alchemia Studio Ltd
99 Market St
Jewellery shop specialising in beautiful designs by Scottish artists.
Lovely gift and card shop with plenty of Scottish designed gifts.
Embrace Life
5 Church St
Lovely gift and card shop with plenty of Scottish designed gifts.
Fantastic gifts/soft furnishings/baby clothing/gifts shop. Beautiful products.
Farmore Interiors
175 South St
Fantastic gifts/soft furnishings/baby clothing/gifts shop. Beautiful products.
Brilliant for drinks gifts, particularly locally brewed Eden Mill gins and St Andrews Brewing Company beers.
Taste of Scotland
144 Market St
Brilliant for drinks gifts, particularly locally brewed Eden Mill gins and St Andrews Brewing Company beers.
Wonderful art/stationery supplies shop - great for purchasing local prints/take-home gifts etc.
J & G Innes
105-107 South Street
Wonderful art/stationery supplies shop - great for purchasing local prints/take-home gifts etc.
Wonderful shop selling quality outdoor wear.
CCW Ltd
86 Market St
Wonderful shop selling quality outdoor wear.
Lovely wee gift/stationery shop
Bonkers Gift Shop St Andrews
80 Market St
Lovely wee gift/stationery shop
Great wee gift shop for handbags, jewllery and scarves etc - never disappoints!
Jewel
93 Market Street
Great wee gift shop for handbags, jewllery and scarves etc - never disappoints!
Great boutique for gifts for ladies, gloves, scarves, jewellery etc.
Pretty Things
165 South St
Great boutique for gifts for ladies, gloves, scarves, jewellery etc.
Food Scene
Ideal for coffees or lunch - quirky interior with great food in a trendy setting. Minutes away from property.
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Mitchell's St Andrews
112 Market Street
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Ideal for coffees or lunch - quirky interior with great food in a trendy setting. Minutes away from property.
Fantastic restaurant only open for dinner - small/very popular so book early - highly recommended!
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Vine Leaf
131 South St
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Fantastic restaurant only open for dinner - small/very popular so book early - highly recommended!
Good restaurant open for lunches and dinners - Ceilidh held on a Friday night! Minutes away from property.
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Forgan's St Andrews
110 Market St
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Good restaurant open for lunches and dinners - Ceilidh held on a Friday night! Minutes away from property.
High class dining located in Rusacks Hotel overlooking The Old Course's 18th hole.
Rocca Bar & Grill
High class dining located in Rusacks Hotel overlooking The Old Course's 18th hole.
Sandwiches/wraps/coffees/soups freshly made daily - good for vegetarians and vegans too. Minutes away from the property.
Pret A Manger
107 Market St
Sandwiches/wraps/coffees/soups freshly made daily - good for vegetarians and vegans too. Minutes away from the property.
Consistently good Indian restaurant only minutes away from property.
Tulsi Restaurant
62 Market St
Consistently good Indian restaurant only minutes away from property.
Amazing ice-cream shop - often queues outside! - with over 50 flavours of ice-cream - a St Andrews institution!
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Jannettas Gelateria
31 South St
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Amazing ice-cream shop - often queues outside! - with over 50 flavours of ice-cream - a St Andrews institution!
A favourite with students/locals alike - allegedly "Where Wills met Kate - for coffee" (a nod to when Prince William was studying at the University). Good for breakfast and lunch - excellent smoothies!
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North Point Cafe
24 North St
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A favourite with students/locals alike - allegedly "Where Wills met Kate - for coffee" (a nod to when Prince William was studying at the University). Good for breakfast and lunch - excellent smoothies!
Very nice food, literally a 2 minute walk from 114!
The Räv
80 North Street
Very nice food, literally a 2 minute walk from 114!
Fantastic food, our personal favourite eating place in St Andrews (5 mins drive from the town). Pricier than some, but fine dining and wonderful service. Absolute must for a special celebration.
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The Grange Inn
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Fantastic food, our personal favourite eating place in St Andrews (5 mins drive from the town). Pricier than some, but fine dining and wonderful service. Absolute must for a special celebration.
Delicatessan/farm shop with nice cafe - beautiful food/gifts to buy.
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Balgove Larder
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Delicatessan/farm shop with nice cafe - beautiful food/gifts to buy.
Up market food provided by Masterchef finalist Dean Banks - very pricey but great for a special occasion.
Haar Restaurant
127 North St
Up market food provided by Masterchef finalist Dean Banks - very pricey but great for a special occasion.
Michelin starred food - very pricey but the best food in the area by a long way! Book well in advance.
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The Peat Inn Restaurant with Rooms
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Michelin starred food - very pricey but the best food in the area by a long way! Book well in advance.
Wonderful fish and chips! Also sells fresh fish to cook at home. They also delivery.
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Tailend Restaurant
130 Market St
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Wonderful fish and chips! Also sells fresh fish to cook at home. They also delivery.
Excellent Italian restaurant - have to phone to book, no on-line bookings. Super popular so book early !
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Little Italy
2 Logies Lane
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Excellent Italian restaurant - have to phone to book, no on-line bookings. Super popular so book early !
Good for food and cocktails!
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The Adamson
127 South St
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Good for food and cocktails!
Wonderful steak barn, part of Balgove Larder (wonderful farm shop_, a 5 minute drive from the house.
The Steak Barn
Wonderful steak barn, part of Balgove Larder (wonderful farm shop_, a 5 minute drive from the house.
Great review from previous guest (not personally been)
Rogue
209 South St
Great review from previous guest (not personally been)