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  • St Andrews: Ghost Walking Tour

    1. St Andrews: Ghost Walking Tour

    Get a unique introduction to the landmarks of St. Andrews on an entertaining and informative walking tour. Join an acclaimed author and authority on the paranormal to learn the ghostly history of what is said to be one of the most haunted cities in the world. Join historian Richard Falconer, who has written three books spanning five decades of research. Learn a wealth of lost or forgotten history alongside many published and unpublished supernatural experiences. Marvel at the monuments from the outside, including the first university in Scotland, where Prince William met Kate, and the haunted dwellings of Mary Queen of Scots. Discover the most haunted road in Scotland, and see the eerie ruins of the cathedral and Archbishop's Palace. Described as a must-do experience in St. Andrews, these informative and entertaining tours are available 7 days a week at multiple times.

    Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Richard. He's extremely knowledgeable and full of fascinating stories. It was really eye opening and will certainly be keeping our eyes peeled during the rest of our stay. Highly recommend!

  • St Andrews: Guided Walking Tour

    2. St Andrews: Guided Walking Tour

    In this 2-hour leisurely and family-friendly tour, you'll see all of the main sights of St Andrew's town, whilst learning about its history and the unique culture that still stands today. From golf ties, royal family connections and of course, the world-class University - you'll see it all! See St Andrews' Cathedral and Castle, The Old Course, The University of Saint Andrews, St. Salvator's Chapel, and many more hidden gems too. Each guide has their own unique stories about the town so each tour is unique in it's own way.

    Interesting and informative. Great way to see the main attractions around St Andrews

  • St Andrews & Fishing Villages of Fife Tour from Edinburgh

    3. St Andrews & Fishing Villages of Fife Tour from Edinburgh

    A charming day tour at a relaxed pace - discover the fishing villages of the “Kingdom of Fife” and enjoy plenty of free time to explore Scotland’s home of golf; the ancient town of St. Andrews. Leave Edinburgh with views of the iconic Forth Rail Bridge as you cross the Firth of Forth, entering into the ancient “Kingdom of Fife” passing through Aberdour before continuing into the East Neuk of Fife. You will then travel through the picturesque villages of St. Monans and Pittenween, once-thriving fishing centers which were made prosperous by trade with the continent, before stopping in the town of Anstruther, home of the Scottish Fisheries Museum. Leaving Anstruther, journey through Crail and then arrive in the beautiful medieval town of St. Andrews in time for lunch. Here you can enjoy a walk around the town which is famous as the home of golf and has the best-known golf course in the wo...

    Great tour with a excellent guide Alan who was very knowledgeable. Will look to book another tour next time we visit .

  • St Andrews & Fife's Fishing Villages: From Edinburgh

    4. St Andrews & Fife's Fishing Villages: From Edinburgh

    Your full-day excursion into the Kingdom of Fife departs in the morning from Edinburgh, heading north via the Forth Road Bridge. Enjoy sweeping view across the Forth Rail Bridge, one of Scotland's greatest man-made landmarks, at 1.5 miles in length. After crossing the bridge you’ve entered the Kingdom of Fife. Its easternmost stretch of coastline is home to a string of picturesque villages, each having a distinctive character and charm. The tour stops in the traditional fishing village of Anstruther, where you’ll see the old cobbled streets and the network of alleyways and wynds. Enjoy a walk along the seafront to the harbor. From Anstruther you’ll travel north to the medieval town of St. Andrews, where you’ll see its huge Norman cathedral, known to be the largest in Scotland. St. Andrews is probably best known around the world as the home of golf. The Old Course, as it’s know...

    Gav the host was very informative and very funny. Kept us entertained throughout the journey.

  • St Andrews: 90-Minute Historical Walking Tour

    5. St Andrews: 90-Minute Historical Walking Tour

    Discover the best of St Andrews on this walking tour and immerse yourself in the city's unique history and beauty in the company of a professional historian/author guide. During the tour, admire the beauty of the city's prestigious university and learn more about its history as the 'Home of Golf'. You can even see the graves of some former golfing greats in the Cathedral grounds. Listen to your guide as he explains over 1000 years of St Andrews' history, from the rise and fall of the Catholic church to the Reformation and beyond, with Kings and Queens including Mary Queen of Scots, and up to the present with Hollywood stars and royalty mingling with the town's people. In 1879, some 320 years following the disappearance of St Andrews' priceless artifacts, Councillor William Linskill had a notion that the Cathedral's great treasures were still here. On the basis of a discovery at the Pal...

    Most informative guided tour thank to our very knowledgable and friendly guide. He was very helpful indeed, answering all our questions and letting us walk at our own (slow!) pace. Most enjoyable experience.

  • St. Andrews: Golf History Tour

    6. St. Andrews: Golf History Tour

    After meeting your guide outside the Russell Hotel you will hear about the Martyrs Monument, the alleged former site of the 1st tee. Situated by the British Golf Museum this is the site of a former quarry where you will hear about what lies beneath, including its significance when golf was banned in the 1400s. You'll then head across to the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the famed Old Course, where you will hear about some of the quarks of the game which have shaped its remarkable history. You'll then pass along the route of an old "19th hole" which was once frequented by Bing Crosby and was also renamed "1 Nike Place" for a week during the 2015 Open Championships. Following that, visit the Dunvegan Hotel where you can admire its many golfing photos. You will then see the former birthplace of Old Tom Morris before heading into the quadrangle of St. Salvator’s College to learn about Sco...

    Richard was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about St Andrews and it’s history.

  • Scottish Highlands 4-Day Castle Tour From Edinburgh

    7. Scottish Highlands 4-Day Castle Tour From Edinburgh

    Day 1: Depart from Edinburgh and travel north into the ancient Kingdom of Fife. Visit Falkland Palace, built in the 16th century and is set in the medieval village of Falkland. Continue to St Andrews and explore the cobbled lanes and ancient university buildings. Travel north towards Aberdeen and admire the House of Dun, a beautiful Georgian mansion located within a woodland estate. In the afternoon, visit Dunnottar castle - a ruined fortress on the top of the cliffs. Day 2: Spend the day in the Royal Deeside area, famous for its many castles. Visit Castle Fraser, one of the grandest of the Scottish baronial tower houses. Round off your visit with a walk through the beautiful 18th century walled garden. Later on, visit Banchory and look for salmon jumping at the Falls of Feugh. After lunch, explore the house and stunning gardens of Crathes Castle at your own pace. Wander through the out...

  • St. Andrews: Sightseeing Walking Tour

    8. St. Andrews: Sightseeing Walking Tour

    Following author and historical expert Richard Falconer, learn the history of St. Andrews while exploring the major historic quarters of the city. Visit St. Andrews Cathedral, St. Andrews Castle, Scotland's oldest university, and the Old Course. Set with the backdrop of Fife’s rolling hills, dramatic cliffs, thundering seas, long golden sands, and medieval buildings, discover an incredible wealth of treasures in St. Andrews with your expert guide. As you explore, discover the history and stories of the city. Visit St. Andrews Links, known as The Home of Golf, and learn about Old Course, the most prestigious golf course in the world. Hear about royalty through the ages from Pictish kings to Mary, Queen of Scots, to Prince William and Kate. Then, learn about the Scottish inventor of the kaleidoscope that lost out on millions here. Whatever your interests, this is a great way for anyone...

  • St Andrews, Dunnottar Castle & Falkland Tour in Spanish

    9. St Andrews, Dunnottar Castle & Falkland Tour in Spanish

    The first stop of your tour is just outside of Edinburgh at the South Queensferry. Here you will see the beautiful and spectacular works of industrial engineering, the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Forth Bridge. Then you will head to your next stop of the tour.  Your second stop of the tour is St. Andrews. This seaside town is known for being the home of golf, but that is not all. See the historic coastline and visit the beach where the mythical scene of Chariots of Fire was filmed. When you arrive your guide will take you on a walking tour of St. Andrews where you will learn about the history and tales of the town. You will then have free time to explore St. Andrews on your own. After exploring St. Andrews continues on to Dunnottar Castle. This castle is situated on a cliff facing the North Sea and is considered by many to be the most beautiful castle in Scotland. Then start heading ba...

  • From Edinburgh: 2-Day Scottish Highlands & St. Andrews Tour

    10. From Edinburgh: 2-Day Scottish Highlands & St. Andrews Tour

    Take a 2-day adventure out into the Highlands with a charismatic and knowledgeable guide. See the views that inspired countless artists and writers, and visit its most famous attractions, including Loch Ness. Day 1 Departing from Edinburgh, pass the iconic Forth Bridge as you make your way to St. Andrews. Take time to explore the town’s medieval castle and cathedral, ancient University buildings (where Prince William and Kate met), or wander along the fairways edge of the world-famous Old Course.   You’ll then venture into the Scottish Highlands with a visit to the peaceful Hermitage nature reserve. Take a short walk through the forest to the Falls of Brann before lunch in Pitlochry. Continue north into the Cairngorm National Park and watch as the rolling mountains turn blue in the summer or white with falling snow in the winter. In the late afternoon, you'll arrive at Clava Cairns, t...

    I had a great time on my two day tour. I went the week after Hogmanay, so it was cold. But totally worth it! It was so beautiful seeing all of the architecture and just the colors of the Highlands. We went to see standing stones at Clava Cairn, the Hermitage, as well as the Glenfinan viaduct (to name a few) which is featured in Hardy Potter. Hearing that I was an Outlander fan-Michael, my tour guide tried to squeeze in any sights he thought I’d appreciate along the way. It really helped make my trip multidimensional, more than just staying in one city the whole time. It also took the stress of planning independent exploration and all the details that requires, off of me. This made it so I could relax and more fully enjoy my trip. Thanks you guys for helping make my trip memorable. Michael you were fantastic! Cheers

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based on 574 reviews

Most informative guided tour thank to our very knowledgable and friendly guide. He was very helpful indeed, answering all our questions and letting us walk at our own (slow!) pace. Most enjoyable experience.

Interesting and informative. Great way to see the main attractions around St Andrews

Richard was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about St Andrews and it’s history.

Great tour and learned a lot about the history of St Andrews , well worth it

Excellent tour with knowledgeable guide. Lovely chap too.