One of Europe’s finest towns, St Andrews is a place of history, learning and culture, a wonderful coastal resort, and the world’s home of golf.
St Andrews is a former royal burgh on the east coast of Fife in Scotland. The town, which until the later Middle Ages was known as Cell Rígmonaid or Kilrymont, is named after Saint Andrew the Apostle.
There has been an important church in St Andrews since at least the 8th century, and a bishopric since at least the 11th century. The settlement grew to the west of St Andrews cathedral with the southern side of the Scores to the north and the Kinness burn to the south. The burgh soon became the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland, a position which was held until the Scottish Reformation. The famous cathedral, the largest in Scotland, now lies in ruins.
The town is home to the University of St Andrews, the third oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of the UK’s most prestigious.
St Andrews is also known worldwide as the “home of golf”. This is in part because the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, founded in 1754, exercises legislative authority over the game worldwide (except in the United States and Mexico), and also because the famous links (acquired by the town in 1894) is the most frequent venue for The Open Championship, the oldest of golf’s four major championships.
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Things to See and Do in St Andrews
Kinburn Holistic runs alongside but separate from the guest house. Offering local and residential Usui Reiki and Karuna Reiki courses. You can join an advertised course or contact us to have a tailored course during your stay. If you would like to book a course, or a private Reiki treatment, during your stay then please enquire. Kinburn Guest House is exclusive to course guests during the advertised residential courses. For more information, see Kinburn Holistic Centre.