Quaint cobbled streets meet towering cathedral ruins, chilled out pubs and cafes perfect for switching off, and beaches all to yourself, miles of coastline and crystal blue sea, and the warm welcome of friendly Fife folk, washed down with a warming local whisky. Find your next getaway to St Andrews and the surrounding area here…

St Andrews is the headline act among a fantastic line-up of coastal villages throughout Fife – each with their own draw for visitors in-the-know.

No matter the time of year, St Andrews delivers big skies, big views and a myriad of cafes, boutiques, bars and cultural spots. It’s the perfect blend of wild beach and cosy town, all within easy strolling distance of each other.

And that’s all before mentioning what it’s most famous for – ‘The Home of Golf’. No matter what age or level of interest you have in golf, St Andrews caters to it. Besides playing a round or two, if views of the beautiful links and the Swilcan Bridge are all you’re after, then The Old Course Hotel and newly refurbished Rusacks Hotel, both offer panoramic vistas from the warmth and comfort of their rooftop bars and restaurants.

For fun, entry-level activities, start with crazy putting at The Himalayas, and if you want to test out your full swing don’t miss the world-class facilities on offer at The St Andrews Links Academy Driving Range. You’ll enjoy your own fully automated booth with the latest Trackman technology, set against the classic backdrop of the St Andrews skyline.


Blown Away is a surf school and land yachting company based on St Andrew’s largest and most famous beach, West Sands – where the iconic running scenes from the classic film Chariots of Fife were filmed. This long pristine stretch of coastline offers the perfect backdrop for picking up some serious speed on a their land yacht buggies – or giving kayaking and paddle boarding a try on the water.

Don’t miss the gorgeous, much-loved local independent book shop Toppings in the heart of town to pick up your holiday read. They offer complimentary teas and coffees while you browse, so it is very easy to while away several hours perusing the stacks of books that line the walls.


Premier Stays Fife specialise in finding immaculately presented, cosy, boltholes in St Andrews and the surrounding area. We have handpicked properties, perfect for snuggling up with a book after a day at the beach, playing out on the Links, or shopping through the quaint old streets of the town. We look forward to welcoming you!

In our next blog….check out our hand-picked 10 best and most romantic places to dine, in St Andrews.