where it all began
- A bold attempt to get out of the famous Hell Bunker, on the 17th hole of the Old Course.
a historical town
St Andrews is know for having the oldest golf course, but the town also has Scotland’s oldest university, and Britain’s third-oldest. The University of St Andrews was founded in 1413! Many famous names graduated at this university and the future king and queen of the UK are among them!
Originally, the castle was the home of the Bishops and Archbishops of St Andrews. But it later became a prison and a fortress. You can visit it today and go to its ‘Bottle Dungeon”, which is believed to have been one of the grimmest of Scotland’s many castle dungeons.
Built in 1158, it was the largest cathedral in Scotland. It was then destroyed in the 16th century and left as a ruin. Today, you can visit the remains of this magnificent cathedral and climb up the St Rule’s Tower, from where you get a stunning view over the town and the North Sea.