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The Swilcan Bridge

The Old Course | St Andrews Links, St Andrews KY16 9JB, Scotland
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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 fairways. Today the Swilcan Bridge, with the 'Auld Grey Toun' providing the most beautiful of backdrops, is one of the most iconic settings in golf. So much more than a little stone crossing, the Swilcan Bridge is the history of the game, it's the magic moments, it's felt the footsteps of the true greats.
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The Old Course | St Andrews Links, St Andrews KY16 9JB, Scotland

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Reviewed yesterday

If you're in St. Andrews, you must stop for a photo of this famous bridge recognized by golfers all over the world. Just be respectful of the golfers teeing off of the 18th.

Thank LydiaDownUnder
Reviewed 2 days ago

Especially having played The Old Course it is a must to have a picture here. Our caddies were kind enough to oblige. Probably because we did not dally taking photos all over the course and our pace of play did not interfere. On Sunday's the...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This famous bridge is a popular spot to visit and take pictures. If there are people playing the course, you will have to wait until they play through!

Thank TeamRhoden
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great experience to have photo taken on this iconic bridge. Shocked to see a lady walk on green nearby in high heels 😡😡 This place should be respected as it is so iconic and steeped in history. It's like being in a film set.😀 One...More

Thank Rhinos007
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are not lucky enough to get a tee time, the best time to get a picture on the bridge is on any Sunday.

Thank ArcherLN
Reviewed 1 week ago

The courses are closed on Sunday they become parks. You can openly walk the course and take as many pictures as you'd like, with plenty of time to spare. But if you're a golfer you will want to play the course as well.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago

To stand on the the Swilcan Bridge where all the great and famous have walked has to be part of your visit, the atmosphere whatever the weather, is a moment to treasure, especially when it becomes a memory.

Thank rozc776
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This spot is so historic for golfer that everyone stops for photos. Just to be there and experience the walk up the 18th fairway is every golfer's dream.

Thank Oski85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a golfer you have to get this iconic photo taken, when we went there was an employee there to help you get your photos without disrupting play. He even would take it for you! A definite must do and it is free!

Thank Fun_in_Sun1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good for a quick photo, be mindful of the golfers. Near the beaches and parking area, nice view of the golf course.

Thank Kari G
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Ashleigh W
4 June 2017|
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Response from DrKenRam | Reviewed this property |
The course is closed on Sundays. People walk the course like a park. Pets are allowed
Paul W
1 October 2016|
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Response from LisaCameron | Property representative |
It is possible to get a photo on the Swilcan Bridge. We would however advise you to be extra careful when entering the course. Please be aware of the golfers playing off the 18th tee as, understandably, priority must be... More
15 August 2016|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
They do a tour of the old course if would want other wise you can as everyone has said just wonder on but only on Sunday's !!