Whatever the time of year, St. Andrews has much to offer in the way of things to do and see. You may have visited before but you can be assured of a few surprises each and every time you stay here. St. Andrews has an exciting mix of arts, music, nature and of course golf! We’ve had a little look and pulled together events you may be interested in taking part in during February.
If you’re in St. Andrews in February and you’ve got little ones with you, the goings on at Cambo Gardens is sure to keep everyone entertained. Part of the Cambo estate, the walled garden is truly a sight to behold. Cultivated beautifully by the estates very own horticultural team, there is something to see in each of the seasons. It is Cambo’s Plant Heritage national collection of snowdrops that is the star attraction in February. As part of the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, Cambo Gardens invites you and your wee ones for a magical snowdrop related walking activity in the Woods (5th February). Once finished, have a browse in the shop and warm up with a hot drink in the Café.
See in the start of spring with Cambo Gardens at their Imbolc. Imbolc is a traditional fire festival which marks the beginning of the season. With a campfire, crafts and a sneak peek at Cambo’s snowdrop exhibition the festival is a great way to spend the evening of 2nd February.
The Cambo Estate is also home to Kingsbarns Distillery. Learn all you need to know about the best of Scottish Whisky by taking in one of the tours that take place daily. Choose from one of three types of tours which includes a visit to the exhibition, a tour of the distillery and of course whiskey tasting.
Experiencing St. Andrews doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, like The Bell Pettigrew Sessions – on 13th February at the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History. Just turn up on the day and dance the evening away to some of the best live music in the town played by the best student musicians in town. If the music isn’t enough to entice you, the venue will at least peak your interest!
February at the Byre Theatre is an impressive one. Opera, Jazz, film, comedy; there is something for everyone. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels won 11 Tony Awards and tells the story of two men who go through life tricking ladies into parting with their hard earned cash! (25-29th February.
Fault Lines looks at the lives of women through an interesting medium. Dubbed as Susan Sontag meets Americas Next Top Model, the stories challenge us to think differently about identity, exploitation and belonging (15th February).
The Byre Film Club will be showing Chariots of Fire on 6th February and Coco before Chanel on 13th February. See the Byre Theatre website for more details on these events and others across the month.
Enjoy the best of St. Andrews by booking onto the St Andrews Food Tour. The Tour takes visitors to 5 locations with a choice of delicious locally sourced food at each. Whilst enjoying the food, your guide will share the history of each area you visit and also suggest other places of interest that you may consider visiting.
It might be cold and maybe a little wet this February, but that doesn’t mean your spirits should be dampened – not when there’s so much you could be doing in St Andrews.
Why not stay with us and experience our amazing Coach Houses, or take our lodge with it’s private hot tub for that extra dab of luxury. More at https://www.standrewscoachhouses.co.uk/