Rufflets Country House
Rufflets Country House, St. Andrews, Fife
Four-Star Country House Hotel. Country Location
Located just over a mile outside St Andrews, Rufflets is one of the oldest established and highest quality Country House Hotels in Scotland. This idyllic turreted mansion house is set in ten acres of award-winning gardens and has been in the same family ownership since 1952. Rufflets offers a wide range of accommodation options, with 24 individually designed bedrooms located in the main house and a variety of lodge options. The elegant Terrace Restaurant has been awarded 2AA rosettes for many years and the hotels’ own garden supplies much of the fresh produce used in the menus. Ideally located in terms of play at all of the St Andrews courses and the likes of Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and Gleneagles, Rufflets combines the convenience of being close to town with the tranquility of a country setting.
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.