Recognised as the third and last month of Spring, May is a great month to find yourself in St Andrews. With the weather warming up, St Andrews provides the perfect backdrop for a break filled in with fun, adventure and laughter! If you’re looking for ideas on how to spend your days, have a look at the list below for inspiration.
If you didn’t already know, St Andrews is undisputedly the home of golf. Whether you’re a golfing fanatic, a general sports enthusiast or not that interested in the sport itself, you can’t help but be swept away by the town’s much-loved affair with this game. St Andrews boasts some of the best golf courses in the country and if you don’t fancy having a go around the course yourself but want to see what all the fuss is about, you can book a guided tour of the Old Course.
During May, you can catch the PGA professional Championships – Scot at the Dukes Golf Course and the SAGT St Andrews Open at the Kingsbarns Links and St Andrews Castle course.
The Fife Show
St Andrews is surrounded by areas within easy reach that add to its charm. Cupar is a mere 30 min drive from our seaside town and is a must visit if you or your companions like historic architecture. You may consider visiting the Cupar on 23rd May either on the way to The Fife Show or on the way back. The Fife Show is a traditional agricultural event which has transformed itself over the year as a not to be missed family fun spectacular day out. With the Game Fair, the Dog Show, the kid’s countryside tent, Craft tent, cooking demonstrations and the various showing classes, you needn’t be worried about being bored but whether you will have enough time to fit everything in! Admission is free to under 14s.
The Byre Theatre has a schedule of events each month, catering for enthusiasts of many of the arts, including film, comedy, music and theatre. In May the theatre will once again host its film club with showings of Mary Queen of Scots and Last Breath. On 16th May, you can learn more about Scottish lands, waters and people by buying tickets to see The Chevlot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil. Critically acclaimed, the play includes live music and an entertaining ceilidh.
Fife Pilgrim Way
Experience the end of spring and beginning of summer by surrounding yourself in nature’s finest landscapes along the Fife Pilgrim Way. St Andrews is at the end of this walking route which follows in the footsteps of the pilgrims who used to flock to our seaside town between 11th and 16th centuries as it was a crucial place for the church in medieval Scotland.
St Andrews Botanic Garden
A popular destination for tripadvisor reviewers, the Botanic Garden is a delight for anyone who enjoys the beauty of plant life and is interested in botany, horticulture and the environment. Have a leisurely stroll around the rock garden, take part in one of the workshops or be fascinated by exotic butterflies in the Tropical Butterfly experience.
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/