5 fantastic reasons to visit St Andrews in 2015

St Andrews Harbour

Whilst many people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, quick smoking and save money, others choose to make resolutions to visit new places and see more of the world. If this sounds like a resolution you could stick to, why not make yourself a checklist of the places you want to visit in 2015? Just make sure that you put St Andrews at the very top!

What makes St Andrews so special?

There are a million and one reasons why St Andrews is one of the most wonderful places on earth. Not only does it boast beautiful scenery but also a wealth of history and culture. Below we have shared five fantastic reasons why it is the place to visit in 2015.

To learn more about its history

If when you travel to new places, you like to find out about their history and culture, you will have a wonderful time in St Andrews. With a number of historic tourist attractions, including St Andrews castle, you will have hours of enjoyment learning more about this majestic town.

Of course, golf also plays a big part of St Andrews’ history, so if you are a keen sportsperson and want to find out more about golf in St Andrews, you must take a visit to the British Golf Museum.

 To witness picturesque views

Does your ideal weekend getaway involve romantic walks with picturesque views? Then St Andrews will be everything you are looking for in a holiday destination. With beautiful beaches, where you can spend time looking out at the sea to glorious gardens, including the Botanic Garden, there’s plenty of places to witness breath-taking views in St Andrews.

 To try out new water sports

If you prefer more of an active holiday, then you will be pleased to hear that St Andrews is one of the best places to try out new water sports. Simply head down to West Sands and get your surf on!

Of course, it isn’t just surfing that you can’t participate in. Many of the local water sports companies also allow you to hire equipment for water skiing, wind surfing, kayaking and dingy sailing too.

 To attend festivals and events

Another fantastic reason to visit St Andrews in 2015 is that there are plenty of events and festivals going on to keep you entertained. From the Highland Games and St Andrew’s day events to the Jazz festival in Fife, there’s something for people of all ages to enjoy.

Just make sure that if you are planning on attending a festival in St Andrews that you book your accommodation early! The earlier you book, the best rates you’ll get and the less likely you are to be disappointed.

No trip to St Andrews would be complete without a round of golf on the Old Course

No trip to St Andrews would be complete without a round of golf on the Old Course

 To play a round of golf

Of course, we couldn’t create a list of reasons to visit St Andrews without mentioning a round of golf. If there is one course in the world that all golfers aspire to play, it’s the Old Course at St Andrews.

The Old Course offers a golfing experience like no other, so it’s no surprise that many avid golfers make a pilgrimage to St Andrews each year to play it.

If you haven’t already, perhaps 2015 is the year where you finally make your golfing dreams come true?


These are just some of the reasons why you should book a trip to St Andrews in 2015 but once you get here, you’ll see it has so much more to offer!

If you are interested in holidaying in St Andrews in 2015, please get in touch about booking our luxury self catered accommodation. Contact us at St Andrews Coachhouses 01334 477593  www.standrewscoachhouses.co.uk

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