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Scottish Hotel in the Heart of St Andrews

Enjoy complete relaxation and a warm Scottish welcome at The Ardgowan Hotel and The Pilmour Hotel in St Andrews. We are Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star rated accommodation, centrally located within walking distance of the University of St Andrews and the world famous Old Course.

The Ardgowan was designed by the famous Scottish architect, George Rae, and was built in 1847. Now a family run hotel, The Ardgowan comprises of 29 comfortable en suite bedrooms across the two adjoining Georgian town houses. The Pilmour Hotel, located just next door, dates from 1820 and has a further 7 en suite bedrooms.

Playfair's Restaurant

Our restaurant is set back from North Street by our own south facing terrace and enjoys an excellent reputation for top quality, freshly prepared food. All of our menus have a Scottish twist and our dishes celebrate the best in local and seasonal produce wherever possible.

Playfair's Bar is located in The Pilmour Hotel and serves a fantastic bar menu prepared by our team of chefs. The bar is a great place to relax or watch sport, with our 7 big screens and wonderful team of staff.

Our boutique, modern Scottish style, fantastic guest rated restaurant, friendly atmosphere and perfect location make the hotel the ideal choice whatever the reason for your visit to St Andrews.


Ardgowan Hotel History – Part 2

In our last hotel history post, we looked at the relationship between the Ardgowan buildings and the wider growth of St Andrews as it became the town it is today.  It was not until the 1950s, however, that the building was used as one of dozens of St Andrews hotels. There are scores of Georgian […] more

Things to do in St Andrews

Thought St Andrews was just a place for golfers? Think again! Whilst there are some fantastic courses nearby, the vast majority of people do not visit our beautiful town to play golf. Instead they come here to explore the historic buildings, take romantic strolls along the beautiful beaches and get involved in the vibrant arts […] more

Ardgowan Hotel History – Part One

Here at the Ardgowan we get very excited about new opportunities – that’s why we’ve spent so much time planning our new website and blog.  At the same time, we also consider ourselves incredibly lucky to be able to work in a historic building in the centre of the fascinating town of St Andrews.   The […] more

How to book your round of golf in St Andrews

It is said that 9 out of 10 people who visit St Andrews don’t play golf, and there are plenty of attractions and historical sites away from the famous Links. If, however, you do have the intention of playing one of the 230,000 rounds which take place here every year, you will be spoiled for […] more