Destination guide

Head to the historical city of St. Andrews

Enjoy the area's historical sites, castle and cathedral with a rental holiday home in St. Andrews. Travellers to this university city praise the golfing, beaches and tours. Top attractions in the area include Discovery Point, Verdant Works and West Park. If you're looking for somewhere to stay with more space, consider a holiday rental – many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around St. Andrews

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes St. Andrews a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Muirfield Golf Course (20.7 mi / 33.3 km)
  • St. Andrews Aquarium (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Old Course at St Andrews (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Swilken Bridge (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • St. Andrews Links (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Eden Mill St Andrews (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)

Seasonal weather in St. Andrews

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 19°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of St. Andrews

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in St. Andrews. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Andrews Botanic Garden (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • East Sands (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • West Sands (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Tentsmuir Forest (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Billow Ness Beach (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Elie Beach (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around St. Andrews

Fly into Dundee (DND), the closest airport, located 12 mi (19.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Edinburgh (EDI), which is 34.9 mi (56.1 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is St. Andrews Leuchars Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around St Andrews?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 585 holiday rentals around St Andrews. From 230 Houses to 168 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around St Andrews is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to St Andrews?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in St Andrews. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Scotland's Secret Bunker: 700 holiday rentals
  • St. Andrews Links: 661 holiday rentals
  • St. Athernase Church: 696 holiday rentals
  • West Sands: 662 holiday rentals
  • Torrance Course: 714 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around St Andrews listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in St Andrews?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 230 Houses in St Andrews. Our other popular types of St Andrews holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 168 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 162 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 168 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in St Andrews?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 55 holiday homes with pool available in St Andrews. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.