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Heading to The Open? Here are some things to do in St Andrews

Whether it’s your first or 50th pilgrimage to the Home of Golf, there are plenty of must-visit attractions around the town to tick off your list
 

Looking for things to do in St Andrews? Allow us to help…

Things to do in St Andrews

R&A clubhouse

The Claret Jug and the R&A clubhouse

You can’t go in, of course, but if you’ve never been to St Andrews before you’ll want to savour a few moments in the shadows of golf’s most famous building.

Swilcan Bridge

Jack Nicklaus

Whether you’ll be able to get a photo of yourself standing on the bridge remains to be seen, but you’ll certainly get close enough to appreciate it.

Old Tom Morris’s Shop

Things to do in St Andrews

The oldest golf shop in the world and now known as The Open Store, this is where Tom Morris Sr plied his trade upon returning from Prestwick.

Cathedral

Things to do in St Andrews

The spectucular 12th-century ruins will take your breath away. Be sure to visit Old Tom Morris’s grave while you’re there.

Castle

Things to do in St Andrews

More ancient ruins? Sign me up. If you’re even remotely interested in history, this is a must-visit.

World Golf Museum

Things to do in St Andrews

Explore golf from its origins to the global game it is today. Great fun for all the family – but book soon!

Aquarium

Things to do in St Andrews

If you need an hour away from the golf, immerse yourself with black tip reef sharks, seals, penguins, more than 100 fish species, and, for some reason, meerkats.

Jigger Inn

Things to do in St Andrews

A former station master’s lodge – St Andrews used to have a railway line, don’t you know – today you will find memorabilia, open fires, and a cracking pint.

Dunvegan Hotel

Things to do in St Andrews

If you’re looking for something a bit more lively, this is a must-stop for a beer and a chat with a stranger.

West Sands Beach

Things to do in St Andrews

Looking to get out of it all for a bit, maybe blow away some cobwebs, or a hangover? This glorious stretch of sand will do just the trick.

The R&A has announced details of how you can get tickets for the historic 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in 2023. Click here to find out more.


Visit our dedicated Open website for more from the 150th edition of golf’s oldest major at St Andrews


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