There’s nothing quite like a weekend away with your gal pals to purge any feelings of stress from your life. And with its beautiful scenery, fantastic shops and excellent spa facilities, there’s no better place for a girls’ weekend away than St Andrews, Scotland.
Shopping in St Andrews
If you fancy indulging in a little retail therapy, then you are guaranteed to love what St Andrews has to offer. Whilst there are a few national outlets and chain stores, the majority of the town centre is made up of independent, family-run businesses, where you are guaranteed to find unique products and excellent customer service to match!
Coffee shops in St Andrews
Of course, you’ll need to take some time out during your shopping spree to catch your breath and enjoy some light refreshments. You’ll find all of the usual chains like Costa and Starbucks in St Andrews but the town is also home to independent coffee shops like B Jannetta Gelateria. This is a lovely coffee and ice cream shop, where you can indulge in over 52 different flavours! It’s located on South Street and has rave reviews on Trip Advisor and various other websites.
Wining and dining in St Andrews
In the evenings, it’s likely that you and your lady friends will want to head out for a meal and drinks. St Andrews certainly isn’t short of fantastic places to wine and dine.
One of our favourite places to visit is Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse, which is one of the oldest establishments in St Andrews. It offers delicious fine dining food in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. What’s more, the menu is made up of locally sourced produce, giving you the opportunity to experience the true taste of St Andrews.
If you fancy dining somewhere a little different, then be sure to book a table at the Doll’s House restaurant. This interesting establishment has been designed to look like a Victorian child’s bedroom with a contemporary twist. It’s a great place to head for locally sourced fish dishes and offers excellent value for money.
Spas in St Andrews
Of course, the perfect way to wind down on your girls’ weekend is to head to one of St Andrews’ many spas.
We highly recommend visiting Kohler Waters Spa, located at the Old Course Hotel. It’s the perfect place to relax and refresh your mind, whilst enjoying the therapeutic benefits of the waters. With a number of treatments on offer including hydrotherapy, bathing treatments, massages and facials, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Alternatively, why not visit Fairmont St Andrews Signature Spa, which is located atop a Scottish cliff. It’s described as a state-of-the-art spa, with plenty of treatments for you to enjoy, including locally themed massages, facial and relaxation therapies and manicures to suit all. With bespoke package deals on offer, it’s the ideal place to spend your girly weekend.
Accommodation for your girls’ weekend in St Andrews
Of course, before you begin planning your itinerary for the weekend, you’re going to need somewhere to stay. Look no further than St Andrews Coach Houses. We offer luxury self catered accommodation with beautiful aesthetics and all of the amenities you’ll need. For more information about our coach houses or to enquire about booking one for the weekend, please call us on 01334 477593.
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