St Andrews is not only the birthplace of golf and home to the country’s oldest university, it is also one of these places that you simply have to add to your Scotland itinerary. I had spent a rainy day here last November, but sadly I did not see much besides the Byre Theatre conference rooms as I was there to attend a workshop. So, when my mum came over for a road trip around north east Scotland and my boyfriend suggested to spend a few days in his family’s caravan just outside St Andrews I was immediately hooked on the idea.
We managed to squeeze in two nights towards the end of my mum’s holiday and it turns out that that was the perfect duration for a wee taster of St Andrews. Here is a quick guide to the town and its surroundings to give you the basics for visiting St Andrews.