Things to Do In St Andrews
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Things to Do

Fancy teeing off at one of the many world-renowned golf courses? Or maybe taking a trip back in time exploring the rich, historical landmarks is more your vibe? We can’t forget the mouth-watering food & drink options – locally-sourced seafood, artisan coffee, and maybe even a wee dram of Scottish whisky. There’s no doubt about it, there’s something for everyone right at our doorstep from Brownhills Lodges.

The Home of Golf

Embrace the spirit of the game in St Andrews, known as the 'Home of Golf', offering a unique golfing retreat like no other. Scroll down to learn more.

Food & Drink

Experience the taste of Scotland with a delectable array of food & drink options. We've given our recommendations below!


Golf in St Andrews

Renowned as the iconic ‘Home of Golf’, St. Andrews is the ultimate destination for every golf enthusiast. There’s something golf-related for everyone, from the novice to the pro. The famous Old Course, host to many championships throughout the year, offers an unparalleled golfing experience. With some luck, you can either secure a tee time or enter the ballot just 48 hours beforehand.

Located a stone’s throw away from Brownhills Lodges, the array of golf courses, including the adjacent Castle Course, serve as a golfer’s paradise. To book a tee time on any of the 7 golf courses in St Andrews, please visit

Bear in mind, the Old Course is closed on Sundays. However, this presents a fantastic opportunity for a leisurely walk across the course or capturing a memorable photograph on the famous Swilken Bridge.

For those looking to immerse themselves in the golf action in St Andrews, the ancient Himalayas putting course, situated next to the Old Course, offers a light-hearted challenge. It’s a delightful activity enjoyed by all.

Steeped in History

Historical Landmarks

St Andrews is steeped in history, boasting two famous landmarks within the town. A ‘must-see’ is the Cathedral – the remains of what was once Scotland’s largest church. The St Rules Square Tower, dating back to the 12th century, allows you to climb and enjoy stunning views of St Andrews and Fife.

Within walking distance lies the second landmark, St Andrews Castle. With a history spanning more than 450 years, visitors can discover the 16th-century underground mine and the ‘bottle dungeon,’ a prison carved from solid rock. For opening times, prices, and important information, please visit Historic Environment Scotland’s website.

Culinary Adventures

Delicious Dining Experiences

Tempt your taste buds in St Andrews with a variety of dining experiences that delight both locals and visitors alike.

Indulge in the award-winning Scottish cuisine at The Adamson, a posh restaurant and cocktail bar located in the heart of town.

Don’t miss out on Ziggy’s ‘electric’ menu boasting mouth-watering steaks and various other delicacies – remember to book in advance.

Venture to the picturesque village of Anstruther to experience The Cellar‘s outstanding Scottish fine dining tasting menu.

Last but not least, satisfy your craving for exotic Tandoori at Jahangir, an award-winning local favourite in the heart of St Andrews.

Whichever you choose, you’re in for a culinary treat!

A Family Day Out

Craigtoun Country Park

Experience a delightful family day out, packed with fun and adventure.

The expansive parks cater to both young and old, with pedalo rides, mini-golf, bouncy castles, and tractor rides during peak season.

Nestled within 42 acres of picturesque grounds, it’s a perfect setting for leisurely strolls, garden explorations, or dog walks.

For complete details, visit their website.

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