Welcome to St. Andrews: Private 2-hour Highlights Walking TourPrivate Tour

Explore St Andrews' most popular highlights on this private walking tour which will blend rich history and stunning architecture, ending with a cocktail at 18 Bar with views of the Old Course.

Adults: 2 Children: 0

Things to know


2 hrs


Architecture, City Highlights, Culture, First Time Visitor, History

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour – No transportation is included

What's included:

A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group, Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places, One Cocktail at 18 Bar at Rusacks

What's not included:

Hotel pick up and drop off, Admission Tickets, Food and additional drinks, Gratuities
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you at Martyrs' Monument, The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AT, United Kingdom

What makes this tour special

Immerse yourself into a two-hour private walking tour of St Andrews, a town steeped in history and brimming with architectural splendour as you stroll through its charming streets and iconic highlights. Follow the footsteps of golfing legends, learn about the fascinating local living, students and even royalty; and discover why St Andrews is a treasure trove of Scottish heritage.

On your private tour, you will:  

Discover the heart of St. Andrews, a town known for its history, charm, and a touch of royalty. From its world-renowned golf courses, being home to Scotland's oldest university to stunning shorelines, St. Andrews offers something for everyone. 

On this 2-hour private walking tour, you will be immersed in the rich tapestry of Scotland's oldest university town beginning your experience at the Martyrs' Monument, a tribute to those who sacrificed for their beliefs, setting the tone for this exploration. As you stroll through the prestigious University of St. Andrews, hear fascinating anecdotes about the university's illustrious alumni, including Prince William and Kate Middleton. See the picturesque Quadrangle or simply "The Quad," surrounded by the university's oldest and most iconic buildings including St. Salvator's Chapel, a 15th-century exquisite example of late Gothic architecture.

Delve further into the town's past at St. Andrews Castle, a historic fortress that has witnessed centuries of political and religious turmoil, where royal dramas and daring sieges echo within its weathered stones. 

See the majestic ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral stand testament to its former glory as Scotland's largest cathedral, and the main point for medieval pilgrims. Constructed in the 12th century, this Gothic cathedral was the centre of the Scottish Church and its impressive architecture combined Romanesque and Gothic styles including marvellous stonework and intricate carvings.

Navigate the narrow streets with your guide and discover hidden gems like the St. Andrews Town Hall and the tranquil Blackfriars Chapel, each with its own stories to tell. Pass through the ancient West Port Gate, the main entrance to the walled city during medieval times, and pause for a panoramic view of the iconic Swilcan Bridge at the Old Course, a bucket list site for golf enthusiasts worldwide.

After your 2-hour walking tour through history, unwind with a relaxing cocktail at 18 Bar at Rusacks, taking in breathtaking views of the Old Course.  

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