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Luxury Stone Cottage at The Brake,  St Andrews.
Great for families
5/5 Exceptional! (93 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, playground, games and toys, washer and dryer
Travellers say...
"Lovely stay, the cottage had everything we needed and was immaculate. The owner Karen was friendly and welcoming. Much needed quiet break away from Glasgow and the city. Thank you"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2021

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Luxury Stone Cottage at The Brake, St Andrews.
Forgan Cottage - historic cottage sleeps 6 and pet friendly
Great for families
4.9/5 Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, near the beach, games and toys, washer and dryer
Lovely stay in centre of St Andrews
"Lovely cottage handily located for town. Much bigger than it looks from the outside and very nicely decorated. Only slight downside is there isn’t any parking but we never had to park more than a minute’s walk away. Wonderful small town with amazing beaches, would definitely recommend staying ..."

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2021

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Forgan Cottage - historic cottage sleeps 6 and pet friendly
The Inn At Kingsbarns
4.8/5 Exceptional! (148 reviews)
Brilliant all round
"Everything about our visit was excellent. Good check in, friendly staff, large family room, very clean, great breakfast. Many thanks!"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2021

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The Inn At Kingsbarns
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Old Course Hotel
Great for families
5 out of 5
Old Station Road, St. Andrews, Scotland
The price is £260 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
4.7/5 Exceptional! (743 reviews)
Families like: indoor pools, near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travellers say...
"Loved the location. At the fabled Old Course, and the University and downtown shopping and restaurants. Staff and service was great and breakfast was sumptuous The room I got eventually was in the refurbished section and on a higher floor. Much different and superior to the initial room which while ..."

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2021

Old Course Hotel
Fairmont St Andrews
Great for families
5 out of 5
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The price is £215 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
4.6/5 Exceptional! (973 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, babysitting, near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Travellers say...
"Really like the relaxed atmosphere and the location. Spa and pool area is excellent"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2021

Fairmont St Andrews
The Albany Hotel St Andrews
Great for families
4.4/5 Wonderful! (265 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, laundry
Travellers say...
"Great location, quirky building, nice, helpful staff. Good breakfast. For the price - and of course this is central st andrews - the room was modest, the bathroom small, the shower temperamental."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2021

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The Albany Hotel St Andrews
Greyfriars Inn by Greene King Inns
Great for families
The price is £72 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
4.4/5 Excellent! (176 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, laundry
Travellers say...
"Excellent room lovely staff and great pub"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2021

Greyfriars Inn by Greene King Inns
Rusacks St. Andrews
Great for families
5 out of 5
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The price is £195 per night from 14 Nov to 14 Nov
4.2/5 Excellent! (664 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, bike rentals, laundry
Travellers say...
"The view across the Old Course, West Sands beach, and North Sea is without comparison. The hotel is very comfortable, and the staff are warm and helpful."

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2021

Rusacks St. Andrews
Best Western Scores Hotel
4.2/5 Very Good! (293 reviews)
"central / near beach / near golf location, friendly local staff, nice original building"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

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Best Western Scores Hotel
Drumoig Golf Hotel
3 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £79 per night from 3 Nov to 3 Nov
4.1/5 Very Good! (265 reviews)
Family and dog friendly
"Lovely hotel, very friendly staff and beautiful views of the golf course. Only stayed one night but enjoyed our stay and wonderful that it is dog friendly. Will be back. Thank you."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2021

Drumoig Golf Hotel
Agnes Blackadder Hall Campus Accommodation
Great for families
3 out of 5
North Haugh, St. Andrews, Scotland
4/5 Very Good! (128 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry facilities
Travellers say...
"I think you will find the accommodation very good. Clean with on-suite, everything you need for a basic stay. Breakfast too was very good, caters for everyone."

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019

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Agnes Blackadder Hall Campus Accommodation
The Golf Inn
3 out of 5
3.9/5 Very Good! (221 reviews)
"No frills hotel in perfect location for all visitors. No parking on site but free parking just around the corner."

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

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The Golf Inn
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Where should we stay in St. Andrews?

If you've been thinking about a trip with your children, the historic destination of St. Andrews is a good choice. The beaches, local tours and golfing are just a few things that make this an attractive holiday destination for families. Take to the air and fly into Dundee (DND), which is located 12 mi (19.3 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where you should stay in St. Andrews, you might want to consider one of the 15 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

When should we visit St. Andrews?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to plan when to pack up the children and head to St. Andrews.

  • Hottest months: August, July, June and September, with an average temperature of 19°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 1°F
  • Driest months: May, September, April and August, with an average rainfall of 1.75 inches
  • Rainiest months: December, November, January and September, with an average rainfall of 2.75 inches

What should we see and do in St. Andrews?

While you are visiting St. Andrews, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as St. Andrews Preservation Trust Museum and Garden, St. Andrews Aquarium and British Golf Museum. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Discovery Point, Verdant Works and West Park.

St. Andrews is also known for its:
  • Golfing
  • Historical sites
  • University life
  • Tours
  • Beaches
  • Restaurants

Getting around St. Andrews

If you want to venture outside of the area, hop on a train at St. Andrews Leuchars Station. St. Andrews may not have many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

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