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In north-eastern Fife, St. Andrews is home to Scotland’s oldest university and to the famous ‘Old Course’ of championship golf. The town, a great place to visit on a cottage holiday, displays a wealth of architectural styles, and lends itself to leisurely exploration on foot, with many bars, coffee shops and restaurants in which to linger in between browsing the old town streets. Golfers can play one of five courses, and enjoy the town’s Golf Museum, which chronicles the centuries-old connection between the sport and the town.
St. Andrews cathedral is one of the largest in Scotland, and the nearby ruins of St. Andrews Castle dominates the sea, though perhaps its most interesting aspect is not any exterior view but rather the labyrinth of underground siege tunnels.
Further afield, the major towns of Fife, Perth, Dundee and even Edinburgh can be easily visited in a day trip, whilst the quaint coastal villages to the south of the city, such as Crail with its pretty, whitewashed houses and harbour, and Anstruther, home of the interesting Scottish Fisheries Museum, make for a lovely day trips. Scenic coast and countryside landscapes offer sandy beaches, rocky bluffs and sheltered bays, miles of walking on the Fife Coastal Path as well as gentle rolling hills and fields.
Why not take a look at our self catering cottages in St. Andrews?