HERE YOU’LL FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN VISITING OUR TOWN IN NORTHEAST SCOTLAND, THE HOME OF GOLF AND SCOTLAND’S OLDEST UNIVERSITY
FREE BOOK FUN DAY AT CRAIGTOON ARK
Subday 12 March 12-3pm
Come along to enjoy a great day out with the children at Craigtoon’s annual book event.
Craigtoun is a 47 acre country park located just 2 miles from the historic town of St Andrews. The park itself is open 24/7 and it’s a great day out for the whole family. During the season (Easter to October) you can enjoy rides on the Rio Grande miniature railway and the Puffin’ Billy road train, as well as Boating, Putting and Crazy Golf. There are Bouncy Castles and Pedal Cars to keep the little ones entertained and 2022 saw the introduction of a Go-Kart track suitable for older children and adults. All weather permitting for safety reasons.
The Craigtoun Cafe serves a selection of hot and cold food, teas and coffees, home baking and, of course, ice cream. The Cafe is currently open daily from 10 am – 2 pm, with opening hours due to increase again when the 2024 season starts at the end of March.
PALOMPO’S ITALIAN ESPRESSO BAR
One of the newest independent businesses to join the thriving St Andrews food and beverage scene might ring abell with many of our older residents as the Palompo name once again appears in St Andrews.
Joe’s Cafe in the 50’s and 60’s was the place to be seen and socialise in St Andrews and the first to own a dukebox. it was owned and run by Jeseppe Palompo (born in St Andrews in 1915) to Italian migrants from Rome.
Sixty years on his great grandson Archie Renton has opened this superb new Espresso bar next door to his father Dougie’s Oriental Rug Shop on South Street.
In addition to the disctingtive, quality coffee the shop also serves a great range of Italian sandwiches and cakes including ‘Nona’s’ home baked Canoli and Biscotti.
Ig you haven’t visited yet, visit soon and support this young, local entrepreneur.
2024 VISITOR GUIDE COMING SOON
The tremendous success of the first two St Andrews Visitor Guides in 2022 and 2023 received local, national and even international acclaim.
Beacause of the expensive nature of the printedbook and the increase in the effectiveness of the website and soon to be launched mobile App, the decision has been taken to print the updated guide bi-annually. So look out in the shops, hotels and Visit Scotland for the 2023/24 publication published in late March / early April.