Welcome to St Andrews
One of Europe's finest towns, St Andrews is a place of history, learning and culture, a wonderful coastal resort, and the world's home of golf! The Open Championship returned to St Andrews "The Home of Golf" in July 2015 which was the 144th Open Championship. Once again the world's greatest golfers gathered to do battle for the famous Claret Jug over the Old Course.
The Medieval centre of St Andrews consists of a series of narrow alleys and cobbled streets with shops, restaurants and cafés. Explore the castle, the now ruined cathedral and the adjacent church of St Regulus, where you can climb the spiral staircase to the top of the 108 ft tower for magnificent views of the town and its surroundings.
St Andrews has two great beaches, one being the magnificent West Sands, where the famous opening sequence of Chariots of Fire was shot. Other attractions include the Botanic Gardens, British Golf Museum, St Andrews Aquarium St Andrews University Museum and the Byre Theatre, one of only four 5-Star arts venues in Scotland.
Many people are surprised to discover that St Andrews is a relatively small town, with a permanent residential population of only 17,000 or so. There can be few, if any, places of such modest size that are so well known around the world! This helps make St Andrews a particularly visitor-friendly town. Everything is within easy reach, and the town centre is less than a mile (1.5 km) across.
Prince William our future King was educated at four schools in the United Kingdom and obtained a degree from the University of St Andrews.
The Old Course
St Andrews Castle
St Andrews University
St Andrews Cathedral
St Andrews Town