Free Things to Do in St. Andrews

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  • James M
    3 contributions
    Weather helped but an unbelievable experience at the beach next to the home of golf. Would have been good if more cafes etc but ok if bringing food.
    Written 18 August 2022
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  • Elaine C
    Knutsford, UK26 contributions
    Wonderful to see the cathedral open once again following months of closure due to maintenance work. It really is a special place and should be visited
    Written 19 August 2022
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  • 5moreminutes
    Ohio57 contributions
    It's awesome to look at and even more awesome to cross at the end of your round when you were in the queue at 3:00AM. Should be a rule that you cant cross unless you are a citizen of the town or are playing the course. It was amzing to see the number of folks that just trotted over from the street to take the glam picture.
    Written 22 July 2022
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  • Charlotte T
    1 contribution
    A brilliant place to visit. My family had the best fun together in many years - my grown up daughter especially loved the train, reverting to childhood in a happy instant! Extremely reasonable prices for the different activities and something for everyone to enjoy. My grandson loved it all, his favourite being the pedalo on the beautiful lake. Ken and Bruce, the train drivers, were absolutely great, doing their best to make it fantastic fun for everyone. The grounds are beautiful and the food on offer was delicious. We will make it a regular visit whenever we come to stay with family in St Andrew’s again.
    Written 30 August 2022
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  • Marvin G
    Ogdensburg, NY1,005 contributions
    I am a retired University administrator in the U.S. and looked forward to visiting St. Andrews University which is situated in the older portion of town amongst private homes and buildings housing pubs and boutiques. St. Andrews is the oldest of the four ancient universities in Scotland. This 600-year old is one of the top 100 universities in world, ranked for philosophy and divinity and rated better than Oxford and Cambridge in 2021. Research, teaching quality, entry standards and student satisfaction enter into these rankings. The buildings oozed with the history of this institution.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Susi d
    2 contributions
    As others have mentioned, a magical place to visit. The druids visit for real on the longest day in June. Take some ribbons and the them round the trees and make a wish!!
    Written 16 November 2020
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  • Helen S
    Dundee, UK61 contributions
    Great beach, even in the winter, dog walking, children's play park. In the spring/summer cafe at the harbour, can sit and watch the world go by, and further along near the children's play park a sandwich/toastie /ice cream shop. Plenty of choice and a great beach with stunning views. Take your own picnic and sit a little further up on the grass.
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • VDB
    2 contributions
    The welcome was friendly without being pushy and the man I spoke to was knowledgeable and helpful. I received a clear map and practical information about bus services.
    In addition the shop looked well-stocked with nice gifts, books and postcards.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK4,562 contributions
    Whether you are religious or not, this monument to martyrs who were executed for following the Protestant religion provides a very good insight into this important aspect of Scotland’s history. And although I knew all about the Covenanters and their cause from my history lessons as a wee boy at school, I didn’t realise that St Andrews had played such a prominent role.
    Written 12 November 2019
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  • Christine P
    1 contribution
    Although this museum has lots of interesting objects exploring the history of the University, the galleries exploring the research carried out there over the years mean there's something for everyone whatever your interests. There's some interactive displays and the viewing area provides great views with a free talking telescope explaining what you can see. Friendly staff and well stocked gift shop.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK4,562 contributions
    Built in the typically dour Scottish style, the church in the centre of St Andrews is historically very important re the Scottish fight to have their Protestant religion recognised, and John Knox preached from the pulpit here.

    The church is well kept with a nice exterior but, at the time of our visit, I was unable to gain access to the inside.
    Written 13 November 2019
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  • Cherie D
    3 contributions
    The garden is a lovely cottage garden. Peaceful to sit in with lots of plants and information. The cottage has lots of interesting displays and helpful knowledgeable volunteers. Shame the garden is to be reorganised in future. Free entry. No wheelchair access, but that's history.
    Written 28 August 2022
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  • WHY
    3 contributions
    A beautiful story and a fine tribute to this much liked cat. We didn't know about it until we found it by passing by.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • Jeff and Nicki C
    Southampton, UK16 contributions
    In the beautiful surroundings of Southern Scotland this artistic monument is absolutely amazing. Bought food and drink off one of the food vans too. So friendly and the food was good too.
    Written 12 September 2021
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK4,755 contributions
    This medieval wall and city gate was built in 1587, and was the work of Thomas Robertson. It’s main purpose was to be a proudly grand and intimidating entrance to the city, rather than a defensive gate. It sadly fell into disrepair, and was fully restored in 1843, by John Grant, who also contributed a city coat-of-arms plaque ( amongst other additions.) It’s the best-preserved existing city gate within Scotland.
    Written 13 July 2021
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