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The Swilcan Bridge

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The famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole of the Old Course at the Home of Golf. The bridge was originally built over 700 years ago so shepherds could move their flock across the Swilcan Burn which meanders through what is now the 1st and 18th...more
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The Old Course | St Andrews Links, St Andrews KY16 9JB, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A must do when you are in St Andrews, such an iconic bridge. I must admit I am surprised they allow people to get their photograph taken on the bridge when you are not playing golf.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank braveheartscot
Reviewed 1 week ago

How amazing when you can walk across this iconic bridge and look up the 1st and 18th fairways and think of all the golfing greats who have have done the same on their way to lifting the claret jug, or the Dunhill Links Trophy!! This...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Playing in the footprints of legends, I started off poorly, but got my game back on track after the turn. I birdied 15, then parred 16, 17, and hit a beautiful drive on 18. My brilliant caddie, Dave Coyne, and I posed for the obligatory...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FightingLeprechaun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to the links, you must get a photo on the Swilcan Bridge. For all the legends that have appeared on the bridge you have to take your chance!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank hallmark35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I walked out to the bridge for a photo op on our last day at St. Andrews ... one must wait until those playing have gotten past to go out to the bridge. All was going well, we were taking our turn...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank teacher018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit to the Old Course and the famous bridge but my first post. Really it’s nothing special just a tiny Rick bridge but when you think of its history as you walk the 6 or so steps to cross it us truly amazing.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of course we had to see the famous Swilcan bridge, even if we didn't play the Old Course. If you can get a clear shot and good lighting it makes for a good picture. It is a very old, stone bridge over a small and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 649lizt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This truly is the home of golf, the course, the bridge, the beach, it's all just laid out right in front of you with so much history. The bridge is just a quick walk off of the road, easy to see, easy to get to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Standing on this bridge and having our picture taken was the highlight of our round of golf on The Old Course.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rebel1216
Reviewed November 2, 2018

After a lifetime planning, I finally made it to The Home of Golf when on a golfing endurance test for a month in Ireland and Scotland. Was successful in the ballot twice but so wet and wild on Saturday I was more interested in finishing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 5, 2018|
Response from StAndrewsLinks | Property representative |
Hello, No, there is no strict dress policy at the Links.
August 5, 2018|
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Response from Chiz1098r | Reviewed this property |
You can easily walk out to that area. There is normally a group of people trying to get the same snap.