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St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland has become known as the ‘home of golf’ with its rich history including over a century of golf on the famous golf course. Many golfing fans will now be looking forward to enjoying the excitement of the 144th Open at St. Andrews, which is set to take place from 12th to 19th July 2015. If you are planning to travel to St. Andrews to enjoy this highly anticipated sporting event, it is well worth making your trip into a mini-holiday where you not only get to enjoy some excellent golf but you also get to explore the delights of this charming and vibrant town.
When you visit the area for this momentous sporting event, you will be able to enjoy the thrill and excitement of not only enjoying the golf but also spending time at his historical golf course and mingling with other golfing fans from around the world. The atmosphere at the Open Championships is always wonderful, so if you’ve never attended before you are in for a great and memorable experience. However, make sure you also take some time out to enjoy everything that this town has to offer.
Combine golf and sightseeing at St. Andrews
St. Andrews is not only a town with rich history, diverse culture and the excitement of one of Britain’s major sporting events – it also offers a host of sights and attractions making it easy to combine golf and sightseeing when you head there this summer. Some of the things that you can enjoy doing when you are in the town include:
St. Andrews Aquarium: If you are planning to head to St. Andrews with the family for the golf tournaments, take some time to pay a visit to the fabulous St. Andrews Aquarium. You will be able to enjoy seeing a host of sea creatures from the beautiful to the dangerous. This is a great day out for both kids and adults and you can enjoy some great demos including reptile and spider handling sessions.
Eden Mill Distillery: If there is one other thing that Scotland is known for in addition to its golf, it’s great malt whisky. When you pay a visit to the Eden Mill Distillery you can learn more about not only the locally created and unique malt whisky but also award winning beer and limited edition gin.
Hill of Tarvit Mansion: The Hill of Tarvit Mansion House and Gardens is a wonderful place to soak up some history and enjoy the beauty of this 20th century stately home. You can take in the beautiful architecture as well as the fabulous collection of antiques and artwork inside the mansion. Also, take some time to enjoy the stunning gardens during your visit.
With many other attractions and sights to look forward to, you can turn your golf trip into a memorable and enjoyable holiday for you and your family.