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St Andrews Golf History Tours - Private Tours Only

Tour times 12 noon and 2pm, 7 days a week throughout the year (check booking calendar for any exclusions).

Your guide for all of the tours is author and historian Richard Falconer who is endorsed by noted St Andrews Golf Historian and author David Joy.

These are golf orientated historical tours of St Andrews, giving an all-round insight into what makes St Andrews so unique, from the golf to the wealth of history through the town. St Andrews is not only the 'Home of Golf', it has Scoltand's first University and the ruins of the Cathedral and Archbishops Palace was once the seat of the Catholic Church for over eight centuries.

The golfing enthusiast generally knows a lot about golf in St Andrews, so these tours feature lesser known aspects and appeals to all who have an appreciation of the game and an interest in history.

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1 hour 45 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: St Andrews Links, Pilmour House, St. Andrews KY16 9SF Scotland

    Learn about aspects of the game of Golf in St Andrews not widely known.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Golf Inn, 1 Golf Pl, St Andrews KY16 9JA, UK

    Having changed its name a few times over the years find out what it was called for 1 week during the 2015 Open Championships!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: University of St Andrews, St. Andrews KY16 9AJ Scotland

    Learn about Scotland's oldest University established 1413. Visit St Salvator's College and University Chapel.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: St Andrews Cathedral, St. Andrews Cathedral The Pends, St. Andrews KY16 9QL Scotland

    Explore the iconic ruins of the Cathedral where 124 noted Golfers are buried, including the Tom Morris family, Allan Robertson and Jamie Anderson.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St Andrews Castle, St. Andrews Castle The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9AR Scotland

    Find out about a darker side to St Andrews!

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    The Russell Hotel St Andrews, 26 The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AS, UK
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with walking difficulties
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Do not attempt to come on a tour if any of the following are present: Cold/flu/covid like symptoms - This includes sniffles, runny nose, cough, sneeze, temperature or rash. If any of these are displayed, the tour will finish and no refunds. Unfortunate measures but important to adhere to.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by St Andrews Ghost Tours

Activity ID: V-46671P2

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