St Andrews is perhaps best know as the ‘Home of Golf’, however this seaside town offers so much more to see and experience for both visitors and locals alike. Glenderran Guesthouse is located close to the heart of St Andrews, just 250 yards from the first tee of the Old Course and the West Sands beach, and a similar distance from the main shopping area’s of Market Street, in the centre of town, and South Street, which offer a wide variety of shopping and amenities. This makes our guesthouse an ideal location for all activities, whether it be golfing, shopping or general sight-seeing. All can be reached without the need for transport.


The Royal Burgh and City of St Andrews is relatively small, with a population of 16,000. Miles of safe beaches surround St Andrews and are easily accessed from Glenderran for exhilarating walks along the North Sea Coast. Horseback riding, bird watching, castle tours, clay pigeon shooting, tennis, go karts, fishing, golf lessons, archery and many other activities are all available from the town. Shops, cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs are just a short walk from our doorstep. For those with a keen interest in history, St Andrews still retains a mediaeval town layout, with all roads leading to the East and the Cathedral of St Andrews, 12th Century, now in ruins but still magnificent. The view from St Rule’s tower, pictured on the left, in the grounds of the Cathedral, is quite amazing and well worth the effort of the climb up its stairs. St Andrews Castle, 13th Century, also now in ruins, was once the residence of the Archbishop of St Andrews. Both historical monuments are just a few minutes walk from Glenderran.


Right beside the world-famous Old Course sits “The Himalayas” putting green (normally open April to September) where anyone and everyone can enjoy the experience of St Andrews golf, with absolutely no experience needed! The undulating course is owned by St Andrews Ladies’ Putting Club, so is sometimes used for organised competitions, but at most times it’s open to the public.

Image © Haflidi Nielsen Skulason


You can view the best cycling routes in and out of St Andrews by clicking HERE.  The map also shows further afield including the Small Glen route to Dunkeld from Crieff.  The non-direct route to Stirling is 71 miles but perhaps the most scenic you can take on this route with only the last 10 miles into Stirling on main roads. Happy cycling!



The garden has several main areas, ranging from the rock garden and scree, with pools and waterfalls, to sheltered paths through large plantings of trees and shrubs. Herbaceous borders provide summer colour and the large glasshouses contain cacti and succulents and a large collection of alpines besides other plants from warmer regions such as South East Asia. Whatever the season, there is always something to see.

IMG_0529 Glasshouse Entrance
Image © St Andrews Botanic Garden


Every corner of St Andrews is steeped in historic interest. From the spectacular St Andrews Cathedral ruins to Blackfriars Chapel and Martyrs’ Monument. See the Visit St Andrews website below for more information.

Image ©  Haflidi Nielsen Skulason


Find out more about Scotland’s outstanding Malt Whisky Trail, the only trail of its kind in the world, and the unique distilleries you will visit along the way. Visit the site below to find out more.



For more  to do during your stay have a look at Visit St Andrews.

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