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St Andrews, with its seaside charm, golfing heritage and picture-perfect buildings, is a treat for Culture Trippers and locals alike. And its relatively small size certainly doesn’t hinder any fun. From ancient ruins to hidden wonders, explore our guide to the must-visit attractions and discover what all the fuss is about.
Bestowed with buckets of charm and cosy vibes, North Point Café is somewhat of a St Andrews eating institution. Aside from its unrivalled reputation for the best pancakes in town and array of delicious eats, this legendary café is famous for the first date place of royals Wills and Kate. Going stronger than ever, this golden nugget of a spot hosts hordes of happy folk following in the footsteps of the regal lovebirds, who frequently flocked to North Point for coffee, tea and cakes on a regular basis.
Golf fanatic or not, you can’t visit the world’s ‘home of golf’ without stopping by The Old Course in St Andrews. This legendary course, one of the oldest in the world, has hosted 29 Open Championships and is forever the host of tribes upon tribes of eager golfers chomping at the bit to play. Not only is the first ever game thought to occur on the links back in the 15th century but the Old Course also plays a crucial role in the game of golf as we know it, the rules included.
Iconic to a T(ee), Swilcan Bridge is perhaps one of the most recognizable bridges in the world — to golfers that is! Sitting unassumingly between the first and 18th fairways on the Old Course, this tiny stone structure is featured in countless famous photos with all the golfing greats. Built some 700 years ago, this golfing relic may be replicated in Florida’s World Golf Hall of Fame but St Andrews has the real deal. A cracking Instagram-op!