Things to Do Near St Andrews


Scotland’s popular east coast is a regular destination for tourists and they don’t just come for the golf. If you’re planning a caravan holiday in Scotland but don’t fancy spending it on the greens, take a look at our suggestions for some of the top things to do near St Andrews.


Scotland’s Secret Bunker

While it might not be much of a secret now, Scotland’s Secret Bunker was kept well-hidden throughout the cold war days. Today, though, it’s a popular visitor attraction, with tours of the rooms still laid out much as they would have looked when in use during the war. Up top, decommissioned military vehicles take up parking space on the property, an unassuming farmhouse that hides the entrance to the 450 tunnel entrance to the bunker below.


Eden Mill Distillery and Brewery

Strictly for adults, a visit to the Eden Mill Distillery and Brewery is a great way to spend a few leisurely hours. Enjoy an informative visit, learning about the different ingredients used in the process, before heading to the tasting room to sample a variety of gins, whiskys and beer.


Visit St Andrews Castle

There’s not much left of this medieval fortress, prison and former palatial residence, but that just adds to its charm. The modern visitor centre on site gives details of life in the castle’s heyday, and you can get a glimpse of the ancient mine and dungeon cell that both retain their original character and charm.


The Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse

Just outside St Andrews, the National Trust Centre Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse is a unique 17th Century property that acts today as a museum. Complete with a tearoom and gift shop, you can explore its many rooms which are now home to a marvellous collection of antiquities. If you decide you really can’t do without golf in St Andrews, you’ll find a nine-hole course on the grounds. Kingarrock Hickory Golf Course had been closed for a number of years but was recently reopened and is a popular choice.


Caravan Holidays near St Andrews

Silverdyke’s Caravan Park is a short drive from the popular coastal town of St Andrews. Catering for tourers with pitches that overlook the beach, we also have static caravans for sale for holiday makers looking for a permanent base near St Andrews. Book your holiday with us today and visit one of Scotland’s best-loved areas for yourself.