St. Andrews, Scotland is a town steeped in history. Situated close to the town itself, Elderburn Luxury Lodges are in the prime position to access all the best St. Andrews attractions and hot-spots. Fondly referred to as one of Europe’s finest towns, it’s a trip everybody should experience. However, in a town so culturally rich, where does one begin? Do not fear! We have prepared our top five attractions to help you kick off your stay.
Known around the globe as serious golf territory, St. Andrews holds a prestigious reputation for playing host to some of the best golf courses in the entire world. With keen golf enthusiasts flocking from all over the world, a trip to the British Golf Museum is a good place to find out what all the fuss is about. With over 500 years of golf artefacts and exhibits, the museum provides a captivating and colourful tale of golfing from the 17th century to present day. The museum is currently close for refurbishment to make way for some exciting developments; however, it is due to open again in June, 2015 – just in time of the 2015 Open.
Of course, golf isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. If you’re seeking history of another sort during your Scottish luxury lodge trip, a visit to St. Andrews Cathedral is a must. A magnificent ruined building, St. Andrews Cathedral dates back to 1158. Abandoned in the 16th century following Scottish Reformation, the site has seen many tales of adventure, joy and woe. Equipped with a museum, as well as artifacts as old as the 12th century, the cathedral is a must-see for any history lover.
Bringing the kids on your Scottish self-catering stay? We suggest heading over to St. Andrews aquarium for a fully immersive experience that the whole family can enjoy! From penguins to seals to exotic fish – and even meerkats – a day at the aquarium is a fully interactive experience. With options to add a feed-the-animals experience to your tickets, St. Andrews aquarium is not your average run-of-the-mill attraction.
Seeking the outdoors on your Scottish luxury lodge trip? Why not head on down to Craigtoun Park, St. Andrews? An outdoor haven of trees, grass areas and a children’s play park to boot, it’s a pretty fantastic spot for a picnic. With added attractions such as a miniature railway and crazy golf, it’s a great family day out! Did we mention free entry too?
Looking for adventure on your Scottish lodge break? Explore one of Scotland’s best hidden secrets – the Secret Bunker. Located in St. Andrews, the bunker, roughly the size of two football pitches is situated underneath an inconspicuous farmhouse. Kept secret for over 40 years – find out about the purpose of the bunker, as well as how the residents intended to survive at the Secret Bunker. With last admission at 5pm, there should be plenty time to squeeze in a trip.
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