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A sunny spacious one bedroom self-catering cottage in St Andrews. Tucked away on a leafy lane down a private secluded drive with designated private parking. Only a short walk to the centre of St Andrews. Little Gladsmuir makes a fantastic base in St Andrews all year round for short breaks or longer holidays. This property offers an ensuite bedroom and a wonderful light and airy open plan living space with French doors leading to a well maintained garden with gated access to the Lade Braes walk.
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- Saint Andrews
Bright & spacious apartment in central St Andrews. Prime location, just off South Street. Shops, restaurants, university, old course, beaches and ruins within a 5-10 minute walk. FREE PUBLIC PARKING. Newly refurbished. Everything brand new from ceiling to flooring. Well equipped, modern and open-plan kitchen. TV & Wifi. Furnished to be cosy, comfortable and peaceful. New UK king-size medium-firm mattress, made with natural British fibres, and a new medium-firm double sofa bed. Sweet dreams!
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Your guide to St Andrews
All About St. Andrews
For a small seaside town, St. Andrews has a surprisingly large influence on the world beyond Scotland’s shores. From devout believers to fervent golfers, all kinds of people have made pilgrimages here for nearly two millennia. Its historic cathedrals were among the most important religious sites in the medieval world — legends claim the remains of the Christian apostle Saint Andrew rest in the town. An equally important intellectual hub, the ancient University of St. Andrews ranks as the third-oldest in the English-speaking world. And, of course, St. Andrews is considered the birthplace of modern golf, with several legendary courses drawing international golfers to its coastal links.
How do I get around St Andrews?
St. Andrews is on the east coast of Scotland, in a district known historically as the Kingdom of Fife. It’s close to many of the country’s largest and most popular cities. If you’re flying in, the nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), about 50 miles southwest. Alternatively, you can reach St. Andrews from airports in Glasgow (GLA) and Aberdeen (ABZ) via the Lowlands’ reliable public transportation network. Intercity buses drop you off in the middle of town, while trains arrive at the Leuchars station, about 6 miles from St. Andrews.
You won’t need a car to explore the walkable center and the most popular sights around town. Keep in mind your rideshare apps won’t help you in St. Andrews, though licensed cab operators and hired-car services will. Local buses cover much of the city and shuttle you to surrounding communities.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in St Andrews?
St. Andrews sits on the same latitude as Moscow, though its weather is warmer and milder than its northerly location might suggest. In fact, the town is one of the sunniest and driest in Scotland thanks to its lucky location, which shields it from some of the rainier and chillier weather patterns found elsewhere in the country. Even so, most travelers plan their visits in late spring and summer, which are the warmest months. High temperatures in spring and autumn average in the 50s Fahrenheit. Expect long days and highs reaching the mid-60s in the summer. Days are brief and snow is often on the forecast in winter, when temperatures stay in the 30s and 40s. Bring a waterproof jacket in every season and extra warm layers in the coolest months.
What are the top things to do in St Andrews?
St. Andrews Cathedral
Arguably one of the most awe-inspiring structures in medieval Europe, St. Andrews Cathedral was a pilgrimage center until its downfall during the 16th-century Scottish Reformation. It now sits in ghostly ruins, with partial stone walls and gables marking the outline of this once-great landmark. History buffs and archeology enthusiasts will want to take their time exploring the grassy grounds and museum.
Claiming to be the oldest and most famous golf course in the world, the public Old Course has earned its nickname: the Home of Golf. Securing tee time requires reservations several months in advance. The course offers guided tours of the grounds. The coastal links border the 2-mile West Sands Beach, a popular seaside walk.
Fife Pilgrim Way
Relive the journey of medieval pilgrims on this long-distance footpath, which stretches 64 miles from North Queensferry and Culross to St. Andrews. The trail passes many natural and historic landmarks in the Fife countryside. Ambitious hikers may tackle it in a multi-day trip, though most visitors choose a specific segment for a shorter afternoon trek.