Covid-19 measures until there is a vaccine

Tours are up and running again,
but there are strict measures in place.

Please read this carefully before booking:

Private tours only
Min 2 persons

The group must be of the same household and not social distancing from each other.

I have discounted the standard private tour price from £20 each to £14 each
No child/student concessions/group discount
(under 5s go free)

 

Strict Covid Tour Requirements
Masks not required but remain 2m from your guide.

Important:
Please notify each member of your group:
Do not think about, or attempt to come on a tour if any of the following are present:

Cold/flu/covid like symptoms – These are sniffles, runny nose, cough, sneeze, temperature or rash.

If any of these are displayed on a tour, the person must leave the tour – no refund. Blow your nose and the tour stops! Simple as. You have been warned!

These measures are unfortunate but necessary as the only way a tour will work. Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

For enquiries please email – Click here

Updated 22 September2020

When we operate

12 noon, 2pm, 4pm*
7 days a week, right through the year

*Check booking calendar for any exclusions

Each tour approx 1hr 30mins

 

About

“The Metropolis of the Kingdom of Darkness”

About

Showcasing 1000 years of St Andrews remarkable history, these informative and popular guided walking tours explore the historic quarters of St Andrews.

On the tour you will hear about the unusual, the surprising and the intriguing alongside exclusive forgotten historical details you will not find elsewhere.

The information for the tours span five decades of research by Richard Falconer, who as author and researcher of local history, will be your guide for your tour.

St Andrews has one of the most extraordinary and chequered histories to be found anywhere. Over the centuries it has seen everything in abundance, the merciful to the barbaric, the spiritual to the fanatical. St Andrews was the greatest seat of Catholic power outside Rome in Europe. It boasts Scotland’s oldest University and is known as the Home of Golf.

Welcome to St Andrews!

TOUR INFO

Tour size

Tour size

Minmum 2 persons of same household/bubble/unit

Suitable for all ages

Suitable for all ages

Adult age 16+, Child age 5-15, under 5s go free but please bear in mind the younger the child the more distracted they can become

This is a walking tour – dress appropriately

This is a walking tour – dress appropriately

Dress for the weather & wear appropriate footwear.
Tip: It gets cold – even through the summer

Suitable for those with learning disabilities

Suitable for those with learning disabilities

The tour is ideal as part of a day trip or holiday break, but please note the distance is approx 1.8 miles (2.89km)


wheelchair/mobility scooter friendly

wheelchair/mobility scooter friendly

There are no steps or steep hills on the tour – distance approx 1 mile

No dogs are allowed on these tours

No dogs are allowed on these tours

unless they are guide dogs. Part of the tour is around the Cathedral grounds where dogs are not permitted

Book Your Tour

All tours pre-booking only – no walk ups

When will you come on a tour?

 

When we operate

12 noon, 2pm, 4pm*
7 days a week, right through the year
*Check booking calander for any exclusions

Each tour approx 1hr 30mins

 

No alcohol to be consumed on the tour

Book Your Tour

Full price tickets also available in person via
Visit Scotland iCentre
70 Market Street,
 St Andrews
– excludes family/group tickets

 

Book Your Tour

Secure online payments
Ways to pay

Book Your Tour

Pay by credit/debit card via (Stripe)
or through your PayPal account balance

No hidden fees

The group must be of the same household and not social distancing from each other.

Please notify each member of your group:
Do not think about, or attempt to come on a tour if any of the following are present:

Cold/flu/covid like symptoms – These are sniffles, runny nose, cough, sneeze, temperature or rash.

If any of these are displayed on a tour, the person must leave the tour – no refund. Blow your nose and the tour stops! Simple as. You have been warned!

These measures are unfortunate but necessary as the only way a tour will work.

Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Meeting Point

Outside the

DOLL’S HOUSE RESTAURANT

In front of the restaurant
Church Square
behind Holy Trinity Church
St Andrews
KY16 9NN

Specialising in hearty “good mood food”, The Doll’s House offers a diverse range of quality offers. From brunch every morning to a lovely seasonal market menu.

 

All tours start prompt at the scheduled tour times, so please familiarise yourself with the meeting point and allow plenty of time to be their beforehand!

 

 

Running late?

Contact
If you think you will be running late or are unable to make the tour,
please contact asap via TEXT ONLY before your tour start time.

Failure to notify beforehand negates your right to reschedule.

History Tour Route

Meeting point – Doll’s House Restaurant/Holy Trinity Church followed by St Mary’s College, Medieval History Dept, Queen Mary’s House, Pends, Cathedral Precincts, Haunted Tower, Archbishop’s Palace, Castlecliffe, Principal’s House, St Salvator’s College, Market Street – tours finish beside the Central Bar.

St Andrews History Tours Route 1 1 - History Tour Route

Contact

Private tour requests, general enquiries, notifications, press

Calls will not be answered

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