St Andrews is a Royal Burgh in Fife - a small town with a population of 18,000 it has the oldest university in Scotland, but is most famous for being the birthplace and home of golf.
St Andrews is home to the Royal and Ancient, one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, and the most famous golf course in the world, the Old Course. This course is host to the Dunhill Cup every October, and the Open Championship every five years. Be aware you can’t simply turn up at this course and play a round; there are a lot of hoops to jump through and a long waiting list.
Other than the golf, St Andrews has an interesting aquarium and a museum that outlines the history of St Andrews. St Andrews Castle has a turbulent past, having served as a fortress and even a prison, but fell rather into disrepair in the 17th century. St Andrews also has a number of picturesque beaches.
St Andrews has many old and impressive hotels; the Old Course Hotel St Andrews is a superb luxury 5-star hotel overlooking the course and the beach. It has a superb restaurant with 3 AA rosettes. The Albany St Andrews dates from 1795, an elegant Georgian hotel sitting in the centre of historic St Andrews.
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