Our audio tour of St Andrews 'Rebels, Romance and Raisins' is now available on VoiceMap, an audio walking tour app. The app is available to download from iTunes and Google Play, but you can also listen to it via VoiceMap's website

Tour Description

Mary Queen of Scots, Hilary Clinton and Alice in Wonderland - just a few of the people who have visited St Andrews to extraordinary consequences.

Follow in their footsteps as I take you round some of the town's best-known sites and tell you some of the lesser-known stories.

You'll find out why Prince William was almost turned down for his first flat, where the last relics of St Andrew can be found and why the people of St Andrews spent £5,000 on a statue of a cat. Along the way, you'll get a sense of what makes this sleepy seaside town tick and why there is something rotten at its core.

The Nitty Gritty

This audio tour takes you on a 3.5 km walk around the highlights of the town. It takes just over an hour without stopping but you can pause the tour whenever you choose. The audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

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cost of tour


Major Landmarks

St Andrews' Cathedral, St Andrews' Castle, Prince William's old flat, Old Course, The R&A Clubhouse, St Salvator's Chapel

Directions to starting point

Start on North Street, across from the main entrance to St Andrews' Cathedral. There is a cobbled section with some flower boxes and benches.

If coming to St Andrews via train, the bus at Leuchars railway station takes you to the St Andrews bus station which is about 10 minutes walk from the tour start point.


Places to stop along the way:

Attractions: St Andrews' Castle, Museum of the University of St Andrews
Food and Drink: Fisher and Donaldson (the fudge doughnuts are legendary), The Blue Stane, Ma Bells

Best time to walk:

You can do this tour any day of the week. If doing the tour on Sundays you will not be able to get into St Mary's College - but it is the only day of the week you will be able to walk on the Old Course. It is best to start this tour between 9am and 4pm to increase the chances of St Salvator's Chapel being open.


Be careful when crossing roads - St Andrews' drivers don't take prisoners!