Things to do this summer in St Andrews

Holidays are about unwinding and not having to think too hard. That’s why we’ve outlined some of our favourite things to do this summer in St Andrews. Helping you to plan your adventures during a summer stay with us at Elderburn Lodges.

Old Course and St Andrews Links

Swing into summer with a game of golf on the world-famous Old Course. Pre-book a tee time early or enter the ballot 48 hours in advance for your chance to play on the course where it all began. There are five further 18-hole courses on St Andrews Links, plus a 9-hole course. They offer a mix of challenges and spectacular views. So there’s something for all levels from beginner to expert.

Fife cycle routes

As we all know, there is so much more to St Andrews than just golf. However, sport remains a prominent fixture. Take a cycle along the scenic routes designed to take in all of St Andrews as you pedal along. With the wind in your hair and the rays on your skin, cycling in St Andrews is one of the most relaxing and inspiring activities to enjoy.

A group of people cycling through woodland

St Andrews Highland Games

If you are with us on Sunday 28th July 2024, then come along and watch some true Scottish sporting activities at the St Andrews Highland Games at Station Park. Events include running, cycling, heavy weights, tug-of-war, solo piping and Highland dance. It’s great fun for all the family!

St Andrews Botanic Gardens

Are you an avid horticulturalist or do you simply appreciate beautiful outdoor spaces? Well, the St Andrews Botanic Gardens offers 18 acres of beautiful and inspirationally landscaped gardens for you to explore and let your senses run away!

St Andrews Botanic Gardens in Scotland with a bench overlooking them

Craigtoun Country Park

With 47 acres to explore, Craigtoun Country Park is a haven for walkers, joggers, runners and cyclists. Over the summer months, seasonal attractions are open to help raise funds for the upkeep of the park. They run every weekend during the season and every day throughout the school holidays. Enjoy the Rio Grande miniature railway, Puffin’ Billy road train, boating, putting, crazy golf and more!

East Neuk Festival

For those who appreciate the creative arts, the East Neuk Festival is for you. Running from the 26th to 30th June 2024, the festival celebrates literature, live music, art installations and much more. All in atmospheric and quirky places sure to leave you with wonderful memories.

St Andrews Beaches

Both beaches in St Andrews are winners of the Blue Flag and Seaside Awards and offer toilet facilities and cafes. Famous for the opening scenes of the film Chariots of Fire, West Sands extends for almost 2 miles of uninterrupted sand backed with dunes. The East Sands beach is more sheltered and has a play area for children – and maybe you will brave a swim in the sea!

View of St Andrews from the beach

So there you have it – plenty of great things to do this summer here in St Andrews. Book your stay at Elderburn Lodges today and look forward to a great summertime adventure!