St Andrews History Tours

St Andrews history tours are award-winning unique St Andrews guided walking tours exploring the historic quarters of St Andrews.

St Andrews History Tours
Awards - St Andrews History Tours

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Showcasing over 2000 years of St Andrews remarkable history, 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 six decades of research by author/historian Richard Falconer, who will be your guide for your tour.

Although St Andrews is known as the Home of Golf, golf doesn’t feature on these tours.

Welcome to St Andrews and I look forward to seeing you on a St Andrews tour!

Richard Falconer

 St Andrews History Tours


When we operate

12 noon, 2pm 4pm, 5:30pm*
7 days a week, right through the year

*Check booking calendar for availability

Each tour approx 1hr 30mins

12 pm | 2 pm | 4 pm

Adults £14 | Child (age 5-15) £12 | Child (age 2-5 free)
Not suitable for under 2 years.

Group discount for 11+ persons

Private tours welcome
Email with details


Book Your Tour

All tours pre-booking only – no walk ups

When will you come on a tour?


Secure online payments
Ways to pay

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

No hidden fees

Information for your group

Participants must have a good command of the English language

Only guide dogs allowed

Not suitable for wheelchairs or those with walking difficulties (walking slowly)

Do not come on a tour a with cold, especially a persistent cough or sneezing bouts, you may be off the tour.

St Andrews Hstory Tours Meeting Point

Outside ‘the Bothy’
(Formerly Doll’s House Restaurant)

Church Square
behind Holy Trinity Church
St Andrews
KY16 9NN

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.

We don’t wait!



Running late?

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.

Sites visited on your tour

  • Holy Trinity Church
  • St Mary’s College
  • Medieval History Dept
  • Queen Mary’s House
  • Pends
  • Harbour
  • Cathedral Precincts
  • Bishop’s Palace
  • Castlecliffe
  • Principal’s House
  • St Salvator’s College
  • Market Street (finish point)


Private tour requests, general enquiries, notifications, press

Calls will not be answered

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