When we operate

7 days a week – throughout the year *
*check booking calendar for any exclusions 

April to September
10am   12 noon   2pm

October to March
2pm only 
from 1st October 2019

Each tour approx 1hr 45mins

Private tours available – subject to availability

 

St Andrews Tours

We also run these two
great daily 
tours…St Andrews History Tours

St Andrews Ghost Tours

Guided Golf History Walking Tours around the historic quarters of St Andrews,
from the Old Course to the Cathedral and the resting place of 124 noted golfers.
 

About


Set amid the backdrop of historic St Andrews you will visit sites frequented by golfing legends, Kings, Queens and Nobles.

Tours include historic quirks, anecdotes and easily missed sites of golfing interest and historical importance along the way.

As an ideal showcase of St Andrews, the tours take in the major historic quarters including the Old Course, home and birth place of Tom Morris, the first University in Scotland where many top golfers have been conferred honorary degrees, the Cathedral (burial place of 124 golfers!) and the Archbishops Palace.

The tours are suitable for any looking to explore and find out more about this unique part of the world. 

TOUR INFO

Tour size

Tour size

From 1 person to approx 50 persons (generally private tours)
Avg group size 10

Suitable for all ages

Suitable for all ages

Adult age 16+, Child age 5-15, under 5s go free but please bear in mind the younger the child the more distracted they can become

This is a walking tour – dress appropriately

This is a walking tour – dress appropriately

Dress for the weather & wear appropriate footwear.
Tip: It gets cold – even through the summer

Suitable for those with learning disabilities

Suitable for those with learning disabilities

The tour is ideal as part of a day trip or holiday break, but please note the distance is approx 1.8 miles (2.89km)


wheelchair/mobility scooter friendly

wheelchair/mobility scooter friendly

Please note: There are no steps on the tour, however, the Russell Hotel has steps at the entrance if you wanted refreshments here before or following your tour. Also the distance is approx 1.8 miles (2.89km)

No dogs are allowed on these tours

No dogs are allowed on these tours

unless they are guide dogs. Part of the tour is around the Cathedral grounds where dogs are not permitted

Book Your Tour

All tours pre-booking only – no walk ups

When will you come on a tour?

7 days a week – throughout the year *
*check booking calendar for any exclusions 

April to September
10am   12 noon   2pm

October to March
2pm only 
from 1st October 2019

Each tour approx 1hr 45mins 

Private tours available – subject to availability

Strictly no alcohol to be consumed on the tour

Book Your Tour

Full price tickets also available in person via
Visit Scotland iCentre
70 Market Street,
 St Andrews
– excludes family/group tickets

Book Your Tour

Secure online payments
Ways to pay

Book Your Tour

Pay by credit/debit card via (Stripe)
or through your PayPal account balance

No hidden fees

Meeting Point

Outside
The Russell Hotel

the ideal 19th hole!

26 The Scores
Corner of The Scores & Murray Park
ST ANDREWS
KY16 9AS

Run by the attentive De Vries golfing family, this intimate hotel, situated only a 3 iron from the Old Course, is an ideal location to relax before or following your tour. Filled with charm, you will find a personal welcoming service in the lounge bar for breakfast/lunch and refreshments, including a fine selection of malts and golf themed cocktails.

As with tee off times, all tours start prompt at the scheduled tour times, so please familiarise yourself with the meeting point
and allow plenty of time to be there beforehand!

Important
In fairness to others
we cannot hold up the tours and wait

Top Tip
Dining beforehand?
It can take a while to get your check

– please allow for this –


Running late?

Contact
If you think you will be running late or are unable to make the tour,
please contact asap via text only before your tour start time.

 You will then be advised if you can join the same tour,
the next available tour or reschedule to another date/time.

There are no refunds unless cancelled by the tour director and failure
to notify beforehand negates your right to reschedule.

Getting to St Andrews

By Train
Take the Edinburgh/Aberdeen line to Leuchars, some 5.4 miles west of St Andrews. (Journey time approx 1 hr)

A regular bus and taxi service then complete your journey to St Andrews. (Journey time approx 11 mins)

By Bus
Regular bus services run from across Scotland to St Andrews. (Edinburgh approx 2hrs, Dundee approx 36 mins)

By Car
Satnav postcode for the tour is KY16 9AS which will give you the general location. Clicking the google map above will give you all the directions  you need for wherever you are travelling from.

Parking
Limited parking along The Scores and Murray Park. There is also nearby parking in North Street and a car park is situated beside Greyfriars Inn in North Street. There is a metered charge during the day in North Street from meters on the pavements. Check at the time for prices/length of stay.

St Andrews Golf History Tours Route

Enjoy 20% off your meal

Richard has teamed up with some great St Andrews restaurants and eateries*
to give you 20% off your meal on the day of your tour

We are unable to make reservations on your behalf so please telephone or email the eatery of your choice rather than book online and mention the golf history tour so they are aware you have the offer.

Pre-booking advisable

Meal offer
All deals exclude drinks and in-house offers

When your booking has been made, take your booking confirmation to the restaurant of you choice and show it when you arrive to receive the 20% off.

*The offer is at the discretion of the participating outlets and may be subject to change as the season evolves.
When contacting your outlet they will advise if the offer is still valid for that time.

seafood ristorante st andrews ghost tours 2 - Enjoy 20% off your meal

seafood ristorante

Seafood on the seashore! locally sourced and sustainable produce, supplied fresh daily, to create beautiful and delicious plates, elevated with an inspired Italian twist.

dolls house restaurant optimised2 - Enjoy 20% off your meal

doll's house restaurant

Unusual colourful bistro over two levels, serving locally-sourced produce on a modern French menu

mammacita taco 1 - Enjoy 20% off your meal

Mammacita

Mammacita is a brand new Mexican Cantina, Tequila and Mezcal bar in St Andrews… "our food is authentic & our tequila is pure gold."

scores hotel st andrews ghost tours2 - Enjoy 20% off your meal

scores hotel

Commanding a great location on the Scores by the Old Course overlooking the North Sea and a choice of great dining experiences.

ziggys restaurant st andrews ghost tours 1 - Enjoy 20% off your meal

Ziggys

St Andrews longest running local family restaurant serving steaks, burgers, amazing fajitas and fairly extensive vegetarian options. A great place for large groups.

mitchell 1 - Enjoy 20% off your meal

Mitchell

A welcoming little “brunch until bed” concept they actively source, support and promote local suppliers and foodie brands.

forgans photo2 - Enjoy 20% off your meal

forgan's

Quality Scottish produce-led food and drinks in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Ceilidh dancing at weekends and a vast Scottish gin collection. A very popular destination.

criterion optimised 1 - Enjoy 20% off your meal

criterion

A great local family run public house with a wide choice of drinks and food - try their world famous 'Cri Pies'! Over 18s only in this one.

vic6 - Enjoy 20% off your meal

vic

A young vibrant feel serving great bar meals. By day we're all about those chilled out vibes. Hearty, good honest food at good honest prices and tipples served in jam jars and teacups!

Contact

Private tour requests, general enquiries, notifications, press

Calls will not be answered

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