St Andrews Museum
Bell Pettigrew Museum
The Museum of the University of St Andrews
The Gateway Galleries
Preservation Trust Museum
British Golf Museum
The blue flag beach is about a 15 minute walk from the town centre. There is plenty of car parking, lots of information available and zoning of the beach to keep sand yachts and families apart. It is very popular for walking and running on as well as for swimming. Shops and restaurants are close by and there are plenty of wet weather alternatives, including the British Golf Museum and the nearby castle and cathedral. Lifeguards patrol the beach during the peak season.
The garden has several main areas, ranging from the rock garden and scree, with pools and waterfalls, to sheltered paths through large plantings of trees and shrubs. Herbaceous borders provide summer colour and the large glasshouses contain cacti and succulents and a large collection of alpines besides other plants from warmer regions such as South East Asia. Whatever the season, there is always something to see.
Every corner of St Andrews is steeped in historic interest. From the spectacular St Andrews Cathedral ruins containing St Rule’s Tower to Blackfriars Chapel and Martyrs’ Monument. See the Visit St Andrews website below for more information.
Right beside the world-famous Old Course sits “The Himalayas” putting green (normally open April to September) where anyone and everyone can enjoy the experience of St Andrews golf, with absolutely no experience needed! The undulating course is owned by St Andrews Ladies’ Putting Club, so is sometimes used for organised competitions, but at most times it’s open to the public.
St Salvator’s Quadrangle is bounded by St Salvator’s Chapel and tower and Lower College Hall.
Founded in 1450, the chapel is a rare and beautiful piece of late gothic architecture. Meanwhile, Lower College Hall is a popular venue for weddings and dinners. The quad is also known for the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations, which take place annually in November.
Nestled on St Andrews’ dramatic north facing cliffs, with stunning views of the famous west sands and St Andrews Bay, St Andrews Aquarium boasts one of the finest coastal locations in the historic town.