St Andrews Town and Gown Walk

The St Andrews Town and Gown Walk is a town centre walk, which passes through university buildings and takes in plenty of local history. It is a nice, gentle route on good paths and takes around 2 hours to complete. The starting point is in St Andrews town centre, which is a 10-minute drive from your accommodation at Woodside. If you’re interested in history, architecture and golf, this is the walk for you! The pleasant walk in St Andrews town centre is named after the gown worn by students of St Andrews University. The walking route passes by the harbour and pier, and if you find yourself here on a Sunday at midday during term time, look out for students in their red gowns walking out onto the pier for the traditional pier walk.