Tours of St Andrews and historic Fife

This private tour visits the home of golf ,  St Andrews and historic Fife .   Tours start at 10 am .

Tour itinerary

  • Queensferry Crossing
  • Anstruther
  • St Andrews
  • Falkland Palace
queensferry crossing to fife

Your journey to Fife takes you over the new Queensferry Crossing with views of the Forth Road Bridge , built in 1964 and the Forth Bridge, a cantilever railway bridge built in the 19th century  and UNESCO World Heritage site.

Forth Bridge to Fife

World heritage status is given to sites of “outstanding universal value” with the aim of protecting them for future generations. The distinctive red bridge has carried trains over the Forth since 1890. The award puts it alongside the Pyramids of Egypt, the great Wall of China and the Sydney Opera House in terms of cultural significance.

The bridge, which spans the Firth of Forth between South Queensferry on the outskirts of Edinburgh and North Queensferry in Fife, was opened in 1890 after eight years of construction. Scots call the bridge the eighth wonder of the world .

Anstruther

Anstruther , tour of historic Fife
Anstruther , tour of historic Fife

This village on the Fife coast has a beautiful harbour for leisure and fishing boats .

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St Andrews is the home of golf on the coast of Fife . You will be able to see the world famous Old Course and club house . St Andrews is a medieval  coastal town with one of the oldest universities in the world with an ancient castle and round abbey .

Falkland is transformed into Inverness for Outlander
The Bruce Fountain , Falkland is Inverness for Outlander, Jamie looks up at Claire in the tavern

The final stop is at Falkland, a location used in the TV series Outlander . The Bruce Fountain in the town square is where Jamie looks up at Claire in her hotel , watched by Frank . Falkland was transformed into Inverness for Outlander .

Exclusions

  • entrance tickets
  • lunch
  • refreshments
  • escort

Tour prices

– private tour for up to four passengers £240

Phone +447305-294773 for bookings and enquiries or contact us online .

Tours of St Andrews and historic Fife

New hotel development in Edinburgh’s Old Town

A new hotel development in Edinburgh’s Old Town has been placed on the market with an £8m price tag.

Airport taxis Edinburgh International – taxi to St Andrews and Fife

The Canongate will sit in a redeveloped Grade C-listed Victorian schoolhouse, comprising 21 apart-hotel style bedrooms as well as commercial units that could be used for bars, restaurants or outdoor terrace areas.

The hotel will form part of the New Waverley development project, which will include new leisure and retail spaces as well as 148 residential apartments across a 7.5 acre space.

Knight Frank is marketing the building on behalf of developer Edinburgh Castle for offers in excess of £8m. The developer has predicted that operating rooms revenue will be £1.4m a year, representing a potential yield of 12.2% after operation costs.

Canongate atrium

Jim Cummings, director of Edinburgh Castle said: “Final renovation work at the schoolhouse site should coincide with completion of the office development phase at New Waverley. We’ve seen an increase in footfall as the regeneration takes shape, and with the new government office bringing 2,900 civil service jobs to the area, we can expect this to continue. The area is fast becoming an established district in the capital, creating an exciting community for visitors as well as those who live and work in Edinburgh’s historic city centre.”

Neil Scott, partner of Knight Frank Edinburgh, added: “New Waverley has provided a significant boost to the city centre in Edinburgh – it has revitalised a once largely empty part of the city. The Canongate is an attractive opportunity for a hotel operator or investor to be part of what is fast-becoming one of the most successful regeneration schemes in the city, and even perhaps Scotland.”

The hotel is expected to be completed for hand over in June 2019.

Airport taxis Edinburgh International – book now on 0800-6190575

Marriott takes aim at Airbnb

Marriott takes aim at Airbnb, expands into home rentals



While homesharing giant Airbnb extends its reach into the traditional hotel market, Marriott International is headed in the opposite direction.


Marriott plans to push further into homesharing after testing home rentals in Europe last year.
It will soon begin taking bookings vis its website for 2,000 home rentals in 100 cities across the U.S, Europe and Latin America.
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It is focusing on higher end properties starting at about $200 per night for a one-bedroom apartment.
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The service will expand its footprint in many new markets with rentals in 40 cities that do not currently compete with an existing Marriott brand hotel.





Marriott is partnering with rental management companies to manage housekeeping and maintenance.


Marriott is hoping the scale of its Bonvoy guest loyalty program and luxury portfolio will lure customers.


“One of the challenges you see with home-sharing is there’s too much inventory without quality filters or brand assurances. There’s inconsistency across the brand experience,” said Stephanie Linnartz, Marriott’s global chief commercial officer.


Still, it has a long way to go to match the scale of Airbnb, even just within the luxury segment.


Airbnb has six million listings worldwide.


Airbnb has just announced a collaboration with a real estate developer to introduce a 200-suite hotel in Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan.


It also acquired last-minute booking service Hotel Tonight last month.