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Supermarkets

The nearest large supermarket is Morrisons, 45 Largo Road, St Andrews, KY16 8PJ.  There is also a petrol station and pharmacy.

There’s also an ALDI and Marks and Spencer’s foodhall nearby on Largo Road as well as a Tesco Metro and Sainsbury’s Local on Market Street in the town centre.

Eating Out

There are several restaurants, bars & cafés to choose from in and around St. Andrews.  Here are a few that we frequent and recommend.

Lunch/Informal – Forgan’s, Mitchell’s, Balgove Larder, Jannettas Gelateria, Blackhorn, Cromars, Tailend, Rascals Bar, Criterion Pub, The Vic Pub, Anstruther (Ainster) Fish Bar

Dinner/Formal – The Peat Inn, Peat Inn (Michelin Star), The Cellar, Anstruther (Michelin Star), The Adamson, The Grange, The Seafood Restaurant.

Eating In

Thai - Tanon facebook.com/tanonthai 01334 477088

Chinese – New Dynasty Chinese 01334 467822

Indian – Maisha http://maisharestaurant.co.uk/ 01334 476666

Pizza – Dominos www.dominos.co.uk/st-andrews 01334 474444

Things to do…

The Kingdom of Fife offers something for everyone.  St Andrews itself is a great place to start.  If you’re visiting with younger guests, we recommend the leisure centre, which has a great family friendly pool, with flumes and toddler pool.  Check online for sessions.  East Sands Leisure Centre, Saint Mary Street, St. Andrews.

The St. Andrews Land Train is a fantastic way to see St. Andrews, learn some of the local history, and is always good for a laugh! Another fantastic activity for our younger guests.

St. Andrews Aquarium, The scores, St. Andrews is another family favourite, from sharks to penguins there’s something for everyone.  It even boasts a small café and shop.

The Botanic Garden, Cannongate, St Andrews is a lovely place to visit all year round but especially in Spring and Summer.  Younger visitors will love the Gruffalo hunt and investigating all the greenhouses.

For little ones and adults alike it’s impossible to visit St. Andrews and not have an ice cream from Janettas Gelateria.  This is an institution in St. Andrews with fans including Kate and William who had them cater their wedding.  They have flavours to make everyone happy.  This is popular all year round but watch out for the big queues!  Its worth the wait!

St. Andrews Museum is situated in a beautiful Victorian mansion within the grounds of Kinburn Park just off Doubledykes Road, near the bus station.  Within the shop there are a range of arts and crafts on sale.

For the grown ups, who can forget that St. Andrews is the home of golf?  The Old Course is one of, if not, the most famous course in the world hosting numerous big events throughout the year.  If golf is your passion there is also the British Golf Museum, located right by the old course.

Right beside the world-famous Old Course sits The Himalayas putting green where anyone and everyone can enjoy the experience of St Andrews golf, with absolutely no experience needed! The undulating course is owned by St Andrews Ladies’ Putting Club, so is sometimes used for organised competitions, but at most times it’s open to the public.

Eden Mill Distillery is located in Guardbridge and is a supplier of award winning craft beer, gin and whisky.  Eden Mills is a relative newcomer to the industry but promises to be one to watch.  Pop along for a tour and find out how it’s made, sampling along the way!  If distilleries is your thing, also check out Kingsbarns Distillery & Visitor Centre.

If you fancy going a bit further afield, a trip to Cupar is worth the drive.  In the summer time it’s worth a trip to pick your own berries at Cairnie Fruit Farm and “Mega Maize”Not only can you pick your own soft fruits, but there is a fantastic outdoor play area which is brilliant for kids of all ages; perfect on a warm day.  There is also a lovely café and Farm Shop where you can sample all the delicious strawberry treats.

Stop in by Wemyss Pottery, Ceres, on the way home to see the beautiful hand painted pottery & decorative tableware.

Craigtoun Country Park is located 4 miles south of St. Andrews and is another great place to visit, especially on a sunny day.  The park comprises of woodland, water and marshland with lots of open spaces to run around. It also has a train ride, play park, rowing boats and café.  Alternatively, why not take a picnic!

Touring The East Neuk fishing villages makes for a great day out.  From Crail in the North to Elie in the South, each of these quaint fishing villages has something to offer.  Steeped in history, these harbours are a must see.  There’s the costal path for those who want to stretch their legs and explore the rugged coastline in more detail.

At East Neuk Outdoors Centre, in Cellardyke, you can try an abundance of outdoor activities including canoeing, bouldering, mountain biking & archery.




Guest Comments

Great spacious cottage for a family of five. Well decorated. Lovely fire. Cosy. Plenty of room for the kids to run about. And not far from St Andrews and all it has to offer. Will return. Thanks Micha ...

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