St Andrews Old Course

A renowned and historic 18-hole links course, established in the early 15th century.

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Calton Hill
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Falkland
Nestled amongst the Scottish Highlands, lies the quiet Scottish village of Falkland with its streets lined with stone cottages, used to portray the city of Inverness.
Holyrood Palace
Holyrood Palace is the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland.
Scottish Parliament Building
The first in almost 300 years of history, the home of the Scottish Parliament is the most controversial building in Scotland.
Aberdour Castle
Aberdour Castle is in the village of Easter Aberdour, Fife, Scotland.
Swilcan Bridge
A notable bridge spanning a narrow channel on the renowned St Andrews golf course grounds.

Related Tours

The Origins of Golf: Private Full-Day Tour in a London Taxi from Edinburgh

Discover the rich history and heritage of golf on a private tour through Scotland’s most iconic courses and charming villages. This tour will take you from the game's origins at Leith Links to the legendary Old Course at St. Andrews, offering an unforgettable experience for golf enthusiasts and history lovers alike. 

On this private full-day driving tour, you will: 

  • Begin at the historic Leith Links, where the game of golf first took root in the 15th century. Your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating stories about the sport's early days and its evolution;
  • Discover Bruntsfield Links, an ancient course that has played a significant role in the development of golf while learning about Bruntsfield's contributions to the sport;
  • See the world-renowned Old Course at St. Andrews, often referred to as the "Home of Golf", where you can walk in the footsteps of legendary golfers as you explore the iconic Swilcan Bridge and historic fairways;
  • Travel through the picturesque East Neuk villages, a series of charming coastal communities known for their unique culture and heritage;
  • Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and the stunning views of the North Sea before heading back to Edinburgh on a scenic drive.

This tour offers a perfect blend of golf history and Scottish charm, making it an ideal excursion for those looking to putt into the origins and traditions of the sport while experiencing the beauty of Scotland's countryside. Your expert driver and guide will ensure you are informed of each location’s significance, providing information on each course’s past and its significance in the golfing world.

There will be ample opportunities during the tour to capture stunning photographs, making it a memorable day. Whether you are a golfer or interested in Scottish history and culture, this tour promises a comprehensive and engaging experience all in the comfort of an Iconic London Taxi.

Join us for a day of exploration and discovery, where the past and present of golf converge in the beautiful landscapes of Scotland. 

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