Fife is a place with an interesting mix of towns and villages, and some of the most interesting and beautiful parts of the county can be found in the town of St. Andrews. Known globally for its excellent university and golf course, this town has a reputation unlike any other town in Scotland. Even if you're not interested in golf, there is still so much to see and do in St Andrews, including the beautiful beach and the countless great places to eat.
We wanted to highlight some of our favourite things to do and see in St. Andrews, with a focus on 2023. Hopefully you enjoy our list, let's get into it:
Where is St Andrews?
What is there to see and do in St Andrews?
Visit St Andrews Old Course
Explore St Andrews Cathedral
Stroll along West Sands Beach
Enjoy some gin at Eden Mill
St. Andrews University
Visit the Botanic Garden
Visit Lammas Market
As the oldest surviving medieval street fair, the Lammas Market is a bit special - for a few days every August, Market Street is taken over by stalls, funfair rides, and more. The mix of students and locals who attend gives it quite a unique atmosphere, and it's definitely a cut above most local street markets. The rides great for young and old, but the real highlight for us is always the food and drink. A great selection of locally inspired dishes and alcoholic beverages can all be sampled, as well as some more exotic dishes. There is no official website for the market, all you need to know is that it is held every mid-August for 4-5 days. Enjoy!
Visit Fife Farmer's Market
Over the years, the Fife Farmer's Market has alternated between a number of locations, including Kirkcaldy, Cupar, and St Andrews. Nowadays, the market is typically held in St Andrews on the 1st Saturday of the month, and sometimes in Cupar on the 3rd Saturday of the month. The market itself is fantastic to visit for a number of reasons - for starters, there is always a real buzz around the stalls and regardless of the weather, there is always a great turnout. You'll also find a nice mix of items to buy at the market, with everything from locally sourced meats and dairy products to handmade candles. Almost everything at the market is sourced from Fife, so visiting the market is a great way to support local businesses! You'll usually find around 20 stalls at the market, and it's typically held between 9am and 2pm at West Port on South Street, you can find the location on Google Maps here.
If you want to have a stall at Fife Farmer's Market then contact the team at this number - 07773 280105
Take the kids to Craigtoun Country Park
Three Saints Way - Killin to St. Andrews
Things to be aware of before visiting St Andrews
Where can you stay during your time in St Andrews?
Final thoughts - is St Andrews worth visiting?
So hopefully this guide has inspired you to visit this amazing Scottish town. If you'd like to read about other amazing locations in Scotland, we have guides about Crail, the best beaches near Edinburgh, and The Isle of Skye. If you're looking for a bit more of a hidden gem in Scotland, check out our guides about Luing, Eigg, and Arran. Enjoy!