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University of St Andrews

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Address: St Andrews KY16 9AJ, Scotland
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+44 1334 476161
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Founded in 1411, this university forms the centre of town.

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It was a nice experience to the oldest university in Scotland. The campus was so nice, a lot of green areas and stunning buildings. Worth visiting.

Reviewed 3 days ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a nice experience to the oldest university in Scotland. The campus was so nice, a lot of green areas and stunning buildings. Worth visiting.

Thank OZS969
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous historical venue, full of history, with modern facilities for speakers, convenient location, and full of character.

Thank Ann-Marie W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had most of the morning in St. Andrews and the first place we stopped (after driving by the beach used in Chariots of Fire) was the university. The architecture is what drew us. It's a beautiful campus. We went on a sunny day so we really enjoyed walking through the courtyard admiring the architecture and the garden. It's a... More 

Thank CaitlinAnnC
Toledo, Ohio
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to have a beautiful day in March to see this campus. It's rich history and beautiful campus is a site to see. The students were spalled out on the grass enjoying the weather as they studies. Some classes were being held outside.

Thank Utrocket71
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109 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St Andrews Uni and the golf course what more can you ask for. As you walk around the town it just has a feeling of romance and history.

Thank Johnboy 5
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

When I was walking around the town, I always was thinking that every building in St Andrews belongs to the university. And I'm almost right. So, if you want to see the university, you have to walk a wee bit around. It was really nice to walk here on Sunday and listen to chime and see all the students wearing... More 

Thank Aida G
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Only went into Younger Hall for the festival, which was OK but not fantastic. Generally seemed very amateurly put together. No local advertising or awareness - our hotel was opposite and they were not aware of the event.

Thank Martyn C
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Our second visit to the town and visit to the university, a very inviting friendly town. An amazing set of buildings and grounds, lots to see.

Thank Abby1198
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The University provided an excellent friendly ambience for a happy occasion! It was close to the service and there food was fine dining standard!

Thank scottHelensburgh
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Wonderful buildings and quads to visit all open to the visitor. This is a University like no other in the world. To have studied here would have been an enormous privilege.

Thank jjp1945

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