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Centrally located in St Andrews

180 yards from the Old Course and a 5 minute walk from the town centre and University.

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Run by the McLachlan family since 2003, you're guaranteed a home away from home feel when you stay with us.

Our Story

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Your perfect golf trip destination

The Ardgowan Hotel is the ideal choice for your golf trip to St Andrews whether you're a group or just a two-ball!

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"Feels like home."

All our rooms are equipped with everything you may need for an enjoyable stay and our friendly team will do their best to make your stay a memorable one.

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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.

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Winter Golf on the Old Course

      Did you know you can get a guaranteed tee time on the Old Course in the winter time? We know July may seem a bit early to be thinking ahead to winter golf, but it’s the perfect time to start making plans for your golf getaway in the quieter winter months (especially […]

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East Neuk Festival

  It truly is a summer full of festivals here on the east side of Scotland! Last week, we celebrated all of the local food and drinks just down from us in Crail for the Crail Food Festival. Next week, we’re privileged have 12 days of beautiful music through the East Neuk Festival! The East […]

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Crail Food Festival

Every summer, we always look forward to the amazing events and festivals that take place. One of our personal summer favourites is the Crail Food Festival, which starts in the Fife Coastal town of Crail TONIGHT! This 3 day festival, running from the 10th-12th of June, is perfect for food and drink lovers, as all […]

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Fife Coastal Path

Now that the weather is a bit nicer outside, more and more people are spending more time in the sunshine, particularly, walking around St Andrews. We have so many lovely places to walk, including our three beaches, the botanic gardens and the Lade Braes. But probably the most popular walk in St Andrews is the […]

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History of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club

Here in St Andrews, when we talk about the “R&A” we assume that everyone knows what we’re talking about, but we’ve come to find out, not everyone is as familiar with it as we are! The R&A, which stands for the ‘Royal and Ancient Golf Club,’ is one of the oldest and most prestigious golf […]

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