The Royal and Ancient

St Andrews | The Royal and Ancient | Tiny Tartan Tours of Scotland

The Royal and Ancient tour is perfect for those wishing to visit the magnificent town of St Andrews.

Included in The Royal and Ancient Tour

  • St Andrews Town, The Old Course and Royal and Ancient Golf Club, St Andrews University & Beaches
  • Optional visit to St Andrews Castle, Cathedral and Museum
  • Falkland Palace
  • Anstruther Harbour and Crail Fishing Village Visit
  • Forth Railway Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Beautiful Coastal Scenery

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About The Royal and Ancient Tour

We collect you from your hotel, cruise ship berth or airport at 8.45am and make the short drive to view our latest UNESCO World Heritage site, the Forth Railway Bridge.

A hugely impressive engineering structure and Scottish icon, this bridge dates from 1890 connecting Edinburgh and the Lothians to the Kingdom of Fife.

We then proceed directly to the harbour town of Anstruther with its attractive whitewashed houses, stopping for coffee.

After this, we make the short journey to the picturesque fishing village of Crail, and take a walk to the harbour, great for photos.

Our next stop will be to the magnificent town of St Andrews, the “home of golf, “and for the ancient University, where Prince William met Kate when they were students here. We shall stop briefly by the Old Course and West Sands beach, before dropping you into the centre of the town.

We are here for two hours and you can enjoy local seafood, explore the streets and closes, visit the Castle, Cathedral or Harbour, or perhaps the local museum. Excellent shopping possibilities in St Andrews. It’s a super town which we are sure you will enjoy.

After our time here, we drive to the historic village of Falkland. At its heart is Falkland Palace and Gardens, a 16thC Royal Hunting Palace for our Scottish Kings and Queens of the time, the Stuarts. There are also the ruins of a 12thC castle in the grounds.

Enjoy the furnished palace and the colourful gardens, and marvel at the oldest Royal Tennis court in the world. This is an unusual game which is perhaps a combination of tennis and squash. You really must Google this!

We leave here in the late afternoon, returning to your accommodation in central Edinburgh at around 6pm. Tiny Tartan Tours really love taking our guests on the Royal and Ancient tour!

The Royal and Ancient Photo Gallery

To give you a taste of what to expect on The Royal and Ancient tour, here are some photographs which show just a few of the magnificent sights you can enjoy on your tour. Click on the thumbnail image to see a larger version.

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