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Home | Explore | Families | Things to look forward to post lockdown in St Andrews and the East Neuk

There is no denying it, it has been a tough winter for us all. But now, the days are getting longer and the sun is beginning to shine, things are starting to look up.

With the current lockdown reaching it’s end, we can look forward to all the great things St Andrews and The East Neuk has to offer.

If you are fed up of seeing your own four walls, or being stuck in the city, give yourself something to look forward to this spring. A break to St Andrews may be just what you need.

Beer gardens

With the lighter, sunnier evenings now coming in to play, the desire to enjoy some food or have a drink with some friends becomes far stronger. It is unlikely we will be able to dine inside for some time yet, but this wonderful town has plenty of beer gardens to fill our socialisation voids.

This past year has certainly shown just how versatile the hospitality industry can be, and our local bars and restaurants have done a wonderful job in ensuring we can all carry on enjoying everything they have to offer. To name a few:

St Andrews

The Saint

01334 473186

The Central Bar

01334 478296

The Keys Bar

01334 472414

The Scores Hotel Bar

01334 472451

The Adamson (first come first served)

01334 479191

St Andrews Brewing Co ‘Outside the Brewery’

01334 208586


The Golf Hotel

01333 450206

The Ship Inn (Elie)

01333 330246


We are incredibly lucky to have an array of award-winning beaches right on our doorstep. Taking a walk along the beach in the fresh sea air watching the children paddling in the shallows, it’s something most of us have longed for all winter!

West and East Sands beaches in St Andrews are within just a short walk of the majority of our properties in town, so can easily be enjoyed without needing to have a sand-filled car at the end of the day.

Just along the coast in Kingsbarns, the beach sits adjacent to the renowned Kingsbarns Golf Course, with the Fife Coastal path meandering between the two. The Cheesy Toast shack is perched along the path beside the car park and is a popular spot among most, so be sure to give it a try if you’re visiting. Don’t worry if you don’t make it, there’s one at East Sands beach too.

St Andrews Aquarium

Nestled on the north facing cliffs with views over West Sands beach, St Andrews Aquarium is home to a realm of fascinating creatures, including sharks, seals, monkeys, meerkats and so much more. There’s a café with an outdoor seating area if you fancy a bite to eat.


St Andrews is rich in captivating history for such a small town, and you do not need to be an avid historian to be able to admire it to its fullest extent.

St Andrews Cathedral sits proudly at the top of the town’s three main streets. You can wander through the Cathedral grounds, scattered with graves hundreds of years old. You can also climb St Rules Tower for an unrivalled view of this ancient town.

Towering over a secluded beach on the north side of the town, St Andrews Castle is another grand piece of historic architecture, which can be explored still by visitors.

Craigtoun Country Park

Another gem, even more so for families, is Craigtoun Country Park. Hidden amongst woodland just outside of town, this delightful park is perfect for a sunny day out with the family. There are lots of different activities including mini golf, trampolines, climbing frame, bouncy castle and so much more. If you find the time for a break, there is a café that serves a great range of snacks and lunch items and in summer, an excellent range of ice cream.

If you would like to book a getaway this spring or summer, we advise getting in touch at your earliest convenience either by phone on 01334 472011 or email With so much uncertainty still surrounding foreign travel our calendar is filling up fast, so be sure to get booked in for the summer break you have all been longing for.   

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