Rocks at Castle Beach St Andrews, Scotland, Courtesy Visit Scotland

Castle Beach

In the shadow of ruins of St. Andrews Castle, the rocky Castle Beach is St. Andrews’ smallest. Take a stroll on the sand to decompress after a visit to the castle.

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Aerial View-Culross ,St Andrews, Scotland


Drive just two hours southwest from St Andrews, and you’ll stumble upon this tiny town (a 2006 survey estimated the population to be just 395). Once a port city, Culross boasts significant architectural treasures, all cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Visitors should not miss Culross Palace, which features foreign materials like Dutch tiles and Baltic pine as well as a fine collection of pottery. Another main attraction is the 13th-century abbey, where visitors can explore ruins of the nave and cellars, or attend a service at the still-functional church, used by the Church of Scotland. While in town, grab a bite at Biscuit Café at Culross Pottery and Gallery (; 44 1383 882050).

Elie Chain Walk

Defined by dramatic cliffs and stretching beaches, the Scotland coastline is a beauty to take in, and even more thrilling to explore. The Fife Coastal Path spans 117 miles—all or some of which can be navigated depending on experience level—but the area just west of Elie village makes a great half-day trip from St Andrews. The aptly named Elie Chain Walk follows a stretch of chain-lined path that hugs the sea. While the adventure is not considered dangerous, it is advised that children under the age of nine don’t partake.

Bird at Falconry ,St Andrews, Scotland


Learn the ancient art of falconry, which dates back to 2,000 BC, during an introductory lesson with a trained game-hawker. With falcons, hawks and barn owls on hand for everything from beginner-level walks to four-week courses, all levels of expertise are welcome.

Fort at Indagare Access: Guided Heritage Tours,  St Andrews, Scotland

Indagare Access: Guided Heritage Tours

St Andrews is rich in history, culture and beautiful scenery and a guided tour is a great way explore some off-the-beaten-path spots as well as the more iconic sites with a friendly and knowledgeable guide/driver. Indagare members can contact the Bookings Team to arrange full-, part- or multi-day tours.

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Horses at Indagare Access: Horseback Riding , st Andrews, Scotland

Indagare Access: Horseback Riding

Thanks to its picturesque countryside and long equestrian tradition, Scotland is the perfect place to go for a leisurely ride or more advanced excursion. Indagare members can contact the Bookings Team to arrange a lesson for riders of any level.

.Beautiful Landscape at Indagare Access: Play with a PGA Professional on a St Andrews Course, St Andrews, Scotland - Courtesy Visit Scotland

Indagare Access: Play with a PGA Professional on a St Andrews Course

Scotland boasts some of the worlds most difficult—and dramatic—golf courses in the world, making it one of the top destinations for serious golfers. Now the stakes (and bragging rights) are even higher, as Indagare can arrange a private round with a PGA Professional. Indagare members can contact our Bookings Team to set up an intensive half-day of golf for one - three people.

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Indagare Tours: Active Adventures

If golf is a little too slow-paced for you, there are a number of other physical activities for you to investigate. Land yachting, kayaking and stand-up-paddling are just some of the ways to pass the time in St Andrews. Indagare members can contact the Bookings Team to arrange a lesson.

Sea View - Isle of May , St Andrews, Scotland - Courtesy John Clive Nicholson

Isle of May

Once home to monks and Vikings, the Isle of May is now alight with wildlife and hiking trails for exploring. Fall and winter are the best time visit to see seals, while spring and summer afford fantastic bird watching. For a different perspective, take in the rugged cliffs by boat (half-day tours run often).

Beautiful Landscape at St Andrews Castle,  St Andrews, Scotland - Courtesy Visit Scotland

St Andrews Castle

Perched on a hilltop overlooking St Andrews Bay, the ruins of St Andrews castle are among the most historically important in Scotland. Originally built in the 1110s by the Scottish branch of the Catholic Church, the castle became the seat of the church in the area until it was captured in the Wars of Independence. After that the castle hosted kings, including James I, and also served as one of the country’s most feared prisons. Visitors can tour the remains of the Bottle Dungeon, an airless dark hole where hostages were kept, and can also explore the Mine, a maze of passages under the castle that were used when the castle was under siege.

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St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company

Fife’s only artisan cheese makers, the St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company makes for a lovely outing for the whole family. Begin a visit watching the cows graze (only in the summertime), and then move on to the viewing gallery for an up-close look at the cheese making process. Finish the tour in the specialty shop, where you can purchase their signature “Anster” cheese or sample freshly baked scones.

Sea View - West Sands Beach, St Andrews, Scotland - Courtesy Visit Scotland

West Sands Beach

This endless beach right next to the Old Course gained fame as the filming site for the opening sequence from Chariots of Fire. Today, locals flock to the three-mile long stretch for running, swimming and a dose of fresh Scottish air.

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