Guided tour

St. Andrews: Sightseeing Walking Tour

Activity provider: St Andrews Tours

St. Andrews: Sightseeing Walking Tour

Activity provider: St Andrews Tours

From US$ 17.25 per person

Sightsee historic spots around St. Andrews on this guided walking tour with author and historical expert Richard Falconer.

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Duration 105 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit must-see historic sites
  • Learn the history of St. Andrews
  • Hear about royalty through the ages
  • Marvel at Scotland’s oldest university
  • Enjoy an author and historian as your guide
Full description
Following author and historical expert Richard Falconer, learn the history of St. Andrews while exploring the major historic quarters of the city. Visit St. Andrews Cathedral, St. Andrews Castle, Scotland's oldest university, and the Old Course. Set with the backdrop of Fife’s rolling hills, dramatic cliffs, thundering seas, long golden sands, and medieval buildings, discover an incredible wealth of treasures in St. Andrews with your expert guide. As you explore, discover the history and stories of the city. Visit St. Andrews Links, known as The Home of Golf, and learn about Old Course, the most prestigious golf course in the world. Hear about royalty through the ages from Pictish kings to Mary, Queen of Scots, to Prince William and Kate. Then, learn about the Scottish inventor of the kaleidoscope that lost out on millions here. Whatever your interests, this is a great way for anyone looking to explore and find out more about this unique part of the world.
  • Professional guide/author/historian
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with a cold

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Meeting point

Tours meet at the walking tour sign opposite the entrance of Dolls House Restaurant. Tours leave promptly at the scheduled tour time. Please familiarize yourself with the meeting point and be there before the tour's start time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Participants must understand English well
  • Participants under 5 years old can go for free
  • This tour will take place rain or shine but may be cancelled due to severe weather; if cancelled, you will receive either a ticket refund or a rescheduled tour
Customer reviews

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Richard Falconer author and historian gave an amazing tour of St. Andrews. His indepth knowledge from years of research made the tour go so quickly. He provided so much more interesting information about the area than we ever would have learned otherwise. I highly recommend requesting Richard when looking for a St. Andrews tour.

August 1, 2022

We had a great time with Richard! He has an enormous amount of St. Andrews history to share. From religious pilgrims to William & Kate to the Old Course, Richard gave us hundreds of years of facts in 90 minutes. We visited St. Andrews for just one day, so we were lucky to have Richard take a stroll around the major sites with us. He is a nice guy with enthusiasm for history; I’d recommend his tour!

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July 22, 2022

We were lucky to be the only ones on tour with Richard. Richard was very informative and we thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of St Andrew’s.

April 21, 2022

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