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.

Where to stay near Saint Andrews?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 589 holiday rentals near Saint Andrews. From 230 Houses to 169 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Saint Andrews for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Scotland's Secret Bunker: 689 holiday rentals
  • St. Andrews Links: 644 holiday rentals
  • St. Athernase Church: 672 holiday rentals
  • The Scores: 639 holiday rentals
  • Royal & Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews: 639 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saint Andrews listed on HomeAway 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 Saint Andrews?

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

  • Cottages: 169 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 165 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 169 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 Saint Andrews?

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