Five Pilmour Place
Five Pilmour Place, St. Andrews, Fife
Luxury Guesthouse. Town Location
One of the finest guesthouses in St. Andrews, Five Pilmour Place enjoys an unbeatable location about 100 yards from the first tee of St Andrews Old Course and about two minutes’ walk into the heart of the historic university town of St Andrews. Guests can be sure of a warm welcome, personal service and one of the best breakfasts in Scotland. Five Pilmour Place offers a total of seven guestrooms, including the recently added stand-alone Garden Room but all have been recently refurbished and offer all the facilities you can wish for. For those looking to stay somewhere with character and great service, Five Pilmour Place is ideal and is convenient for play at all the St. Andrews courses and the likes of Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and Gleneagles.
Scotland - Perth & St Andrews
Great golf is only part of the story when considering what makes the perfect golf trip. Thankfully the other essential components are all found in abundance in Scotland, not least in the sights to see department. Whether scheduling a day off from golf or filling an afternoon after your morning round, there are many options regardless of which region you are visiting. The below is intended as a very general guide to sightseeing in the St Andrews and Perthshire area.
As part of a golf trip to this region, it is likely that you will stay in or close to St Andrews. It’s also likely that you will be too busy playing golf to include much sightseeing but there are always options. Recommendations in St Andrews include the British Golf Museum, St Andrews Castle (pictured above), St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Botanic Gardens. Venturing further afield, the likes of Kingsbarns Distillery, Inchcolm Abbey and Aberdour Castle are also worth a visit.
Also within range from St Andrews are the many attractions in Perthshire and Stirling. Like the Highlands, Perthshire boasts its fair share of distilleries with two excellent options being the Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery in Crieff (pictured above) and Blair Atholl Distillery in Pitlochry, one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. Other locations of interest in Perthshire include Blair Castle, Drummond Castle Gardens near Crieff, Scone Palace in Perth and Loch Leven Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned for a time.
Connecting Perthshire with Greater Glasgow, Stirling offers many attractions, particularly from an historical perspective. The Bannockburn Heritage Centre and impressive Stirling Castle (pictured above) are both must-sees in Stirling, while the National Wallace Monument, through a variety of exhibits and displays tells the story of the legendary William Wallace, Guardian of Scotland.