St. Andrews is synonymous with one thing—golf—though it has plenty of attractions off the green. This pretty seaside town is the home of the game, and if you're lucky you can tee off on the Old Course or the other six courses in the St. Andrews Trust. The rest of us can browse the Golf Museum or explore the castle and seashore. A walk around St. Andrews University is also not to be missed.
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- The British Golf Museum explores the relationship between golf and St. Andrews, and showcases golf memorabilia.
- Couldn't get on the Old Course? Take your pick from seven other local courses or the more than 40 golf courses in the area. Reserve ahead.
- St. Andrew's Castle, begun in the 13th century and now in ruins, features a rare (and gruesome) dungeon and several tunnels.
- Picturesque St. Andrew's University is Scotland's oldest university; a museum tells its long history.
- Scotland's Poetry Festival is held every March in St. Andrews.
- Crail, 10 mi/16 km south of St. Andrews, is an artists' colony as well as a working harbor.
- Falkland (16 mi/26 km southwest of St. Andrews) is home to Falkland Palace, an impressive former hunting lodge.
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