botanical gardensBstatue of Saint Andrews at the botanical gardensotanic Gardens

Often undiscovered by tourists, St. Andrews Botanical Gardens covers over 18 acres of beutiful landscaped gardens. Fascinating glass houses, herb garden and rockery provide a delightful visit.

 

lade braes walkLade Braes walk

Beautiful woodland walk following the kinness burn. The lade braes itself is very close to the town centre yet as you walk along it you could be in the country. At the entrance of the walk there is also a large childrens play park.

 

Beaches

St. Andrews has 3 beaches:

The West Sands is the largest and best known of the beaches in St Andrews. It's a flat 2 mile long beach, separated from the golf courses by a line of grassy sand dunes. It famously featured in the opening sequence of the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire.

The Castle Sands is the smallest of St Andrews' beaches. Located under the cliffs of St Andrews Castle. Adjacent to the rock formations which feature heavily from here to the harbour, there's an old salt-water swimming pool.

The East Sands is to be found further around the coast, just past the harbour. This mile long beach is popular with both locals and tourists, and is home to the St Andrews Sailing Club. Also located nearby is the East Sands Leisure Centre, the only public swimming pool in St Andrews.

 

Sky Dive St. Andrews

For the adventorous who want a unique birds eye view of St. Andrews, Skydive St Andrews offers the most modern and progressive skydiving centre in Scotland. Located in the beautiful ‘Kingdom of Fife', and just 5 miles south of the ancient city of St Andrews, it combines a beautiful and convenient location with superb facilities and training. This superb purpose built facility is able to offer you the opportunity to experience the fantastic thrill of a parachute jump in comfortable but professional surroundings.

 

Official Tour of St Andrews University

The only tour to see inside major university buildings. Trace almost six centuries of history from medieval roots to the flourishing student life today. Each tour last 1 ½ hours, departs St Salvator’s Chapel Tower.

Twisted Tales of St. Andrews

As well as being ancient, pretty and respectable, St. Andrews has a dark and twisted past. The twisted tales of St. Andrews tour will reveal the unsaintly history of the home of golf!