Enjoy a stay at Elderburn Luxury Lodges and visit some of the most memorable local attractions near St Andrews.
Even if your idea of an enjoyable holiday doesn’t include golf, there are plenty of local attractions near St Andrews and across Fife that are open all year round. From unique and interesting museums to aquariums, a secret war bunker, heritage attractions and animal parks, there is something to entertain the whole family and make your lodge break in Scotland even more memorable.
Located only 5 minutes from St Andrews, Craigtoun Country Park is one of the most ideal places to visit in Fife for families. There are acres of beautiful landscaped parkland, an adventure playground, boats and pedalos, trampolines, a bouncy castle, putting, crazy golf, pedal cars, a café and one of Scotland’s oldest miniature railways.
The Royal Palace of Falkland was used as a country residence by Stuart kings and queens, and Mary Queen of Scots spent part of her life here. The roofed South Range contains the Chapel Royal, and the East Range the Kings Bedchamber and the Queens Room, both restored by the National Trust for Scotland. The Keepers Apartments in the Gatehouse are also now on display. Falkland Palace is also home to the oldest real tennis court in Britain, originally built for King James V in 1539.
Scotland’s best kept secret for over 40 years, this is where the country would have been governed from in the event of a nuclear war. The bunker is an amazing labyrinth the size of 2 football pitches, 100 feet underground, and is open to the public all year round. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Fife and is a chilling reminder of the twilight of the Government’s Cold War.
Kellie Castle was built in 1606 as an E plan tower on the site of a castle from the 1100s. Having been passed between several generations of the same two families across 250 years, the castle was eventually claimed in 1835 by John Erskine, 9th Earl of Mar having been abandoned several years before. Today the Great Hall is an immensely impressive drawing room, the castle has its own tiny chapel, and the old stables now house an exhibition on Hew Lorimer’s sculpture. The beautiful walled garden lies to the north and the east of Kellie Castle, and the summerhouse exhibits a display on the history of the walled garden.
And if that wasn’t enough, read this excellent blog for 27 Things to do in St Andrews for some fresh inspiration and beautiful images – don’t forget your camera!
Visiting Local Attractions near St Andrews
At Elderburn we are perfectly placed to give you access to all of these local attractions near St Andrews and more – speak to us when booking one of our luxury self catering lodges in Scotland for further information.Book now