St Andrews is a small town located in the Kingdom of Fife on the east coast of Scotland. The town is best known as being the "Home of Golf", this is a reference to the Old Course golf course which is one of the oldest courses in the world and one of the most famous golf courses in the world.
There are six golf courses within St Andrews and there are dozens more within the immediate area. The towns tourist industry is heavily dependent on golf, with a wide selection of golf specialist stores in the town center and also several hotels offering views over the Old Course.
There is more to St Andrews than just golf, it has many historic buildings and a unique architecture and strict that draws comparisons with Edinburgh. The two main examples of these are St Andrews Castle and St Andrews Cathedral.
Both of these structures are next to each other and are open all year round to visitors. They are run and maintained by Historic Scotland and the castle in particular offers an excellent photo opportunity as it looks out onto the coast of St Andrews.
Although St Andrews is a small town there is no shortage of accommodation available through the town center. Most have views of a golf course and for a small place a large amount of St Andrews hotels are five star rated and offer luxury accommodation.
The two most popular luxury hotels in St Andrews are the Old Course and the Fairmont. The Old Course Hotel is situated over looking the Old Course golf course and it has some fantastic facilities. There are Spa facilities and a fine dining restaurant in the hotel and luxury rooms which offer panoramic views of the golf course. It also has a central location with the town center being only a ten minute walk away and the main attractions only 15 minutes away.
The Fairmont St Andrews is situated on the edge of the town and overlooking St Andrews Bay. It has two championship golf courses within its grounds and also has spa facilities. The rooms and standard of service are second to none, as you would expect from a five star resort.
There are other luxury hotels which are located along the old course and they all offer guests very comfortable accommodation and golf views. There are cheaper alternatives available in the town with backpacking accommodation at the ST Andrews Tourist Hostel being the cheapest.