St Andrews is a beautiful Scottish town steeped in history and culture and probably best known for being the birthplace of golf. Located in the county of Fife on the east coast of Scotland the town has Dundee to the north and Edinburgh to the south making it an ideal place to start your vacation in Scotland. Although most visitors head for St Andrews for the golf, the town has much more to offer with some amazing historical sites, great attractions and entertainment both in the town and locally.
No trip to St Andrews is complete without visiting some or all of the great historic and heritage sites the town has to offer. Beginning with the spectacular remains of St Andrews Cathedral, Scotland's largest cathedral with its own museum housing monuments from Early Christian and medieval times and various other incredible artifacts that were discovered on this site. Then there is the 12th century St Rules Tower and the Augustinian canons first church in St Andrews. There are many more amazing historic and heritage sites in and around the area with castles, churches and museums being but a few of the great places to see.
For a relaxing or entertaining vacation break the town offers many great attractions and facilities to allow visitors to make the most of the time they spend here. There are parks and gardens to see for those who wish to take things easy and some world class golf courses and a variety of leisure centers for the sports types. For those looking for a little more from their days out then there are restaurants and bistros, pubs and clubs and cinemas and theaters allowing visitors to fully enjoy the time they spend in this vibrant and lively town.
There are shops and accommodations available here with the main shopping area offering all the main high street names. Many of these can be found in the town center and there is a range of top quality bed and breakfasts and hotels throughout the town. If you need a little more than St Andrews offers then you may wish to take a trip to nearby Edinburgh and make use of the many shopping centers and specialist outlets it has on offer.