© Westburn Court Bed & Breakfast, St Andrews, Scotland
St Andrews is absolutely full of history and heritage. A centre of Christianity, St Andrews Cathedral (only 250 metres away from Westburn Court) was built in 1160 and was the largest building in Scotland for hundreds of years. It was dismantled in the Reformation, with the stone being reused in other buildings in the town. Today, the “Way of St Andrews” terminates in cathedral -
Although best known for its university and as the Home of Golf, St Andrews has much more to offer visitors. Westburn Court Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of the town, and a central location for exploration.
Look beyond the town too. The surrounding area is full of the sights and sounds of rural Scottish life. It also has a few surprises in store, and we’ll be glad to tell you some of our local secrets!
Located in Fife, on the east coast of Scotland, St Andrews has a temperate climate. You can explore it in comfort almost any day of the year.
There are a number of churches of all denominations in St Andrews. We can provide information about their locations & times of services.
The ruins of St Andrews castle are located on a rocky cliff over the North Sea. Ruined and rebuilt many times during wars and rebellions, it was the site of a famous siege following the murder of Cardinal Beaton. The bottle dungeon is another must-
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There are many shops for everyone in the town centre, from national chains to independent speciality stores. These small shops tend to be staffed by their owners, who take pride in the quality both of the products they sell and the standard of their customer service.
The West Sands at St Andrews is a beach of exceptional quality, regularly being awarded a Blue Flag and winning many seaside awards. This is, of course, where the film “Chariots of Fire” was filmed. Even now, you can spot groups of runners training on the beach.
Just a few miles from St Andrews, the East Neuk of Fife is one of the most picturesque parts of Scotland. A string of pretty fishing villages, with a never ending series of narrow lanes and quaint houses, the East Neuk is the perfect day out of town.
The East Neuk
A Medieval Town and A Centre Of Christianity