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The Swilcan Bridge

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The famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole of the Old Course at the Home of Golf. The bridge was originally built over 700 years ago so shepherds could move their flock across the Swilcan Burn which meanders through what is now the 1st and 18th...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had to have our picture taken on the famous Swilcan Bridge. Historic moment for us on such an iconic spot for the world of golf.

Thank Stu1945
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a golfer, but my husband is and golfing at St. Andrews was on his bucket list. That we were allowed to walk on the course over the fairway and take a photo here was very impressive, many courses would have asked us to...More

Thank Debbie O
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your a golfing fan or just enjoy watching the British Open, this is an iconic part of the course! Best bet is to go on Sunday as there is no golf going on. Trust me as Monday - Saturday there is golfing going on...More

Thank Marty T
Reviewed 1 week ago

On Monday we arrived in St Andrews and made our way immediately to The Old Course.Suddenly it was right in front of us and there was the Swilcan Bridge where so much Golf History has taken place. Several couples were helping each other take photos...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to St Andrews to connect to my Scottish heritage and golf the Old Course. I cannot believe how this trip with my son for part and friends for part, fulfilled my every wish dream desire. What a wonderful place is St Andrews and Scotland.

Thank DrNastyPoppy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t play the Old Course this trip, but walked ont9 the swollen Bridge for a couple of quick photos. The Pld Course is a public park so don’t be shy about following a group out to the Bridge after they tee off on 18 an...More

Thank L D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re a golfer or a golfing fan, there’s nothing like walking the 1st and 18th holes of the Old Course at St. Andrews. Visiting on a Sunday when there are no golfers allows you to take your time. As you stand on the 700...More

Thank Tmccarthy356
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a golfer but I appreciate the history of the bridge and the course. If you are lucky you can run out between golfers and take your picture on it.

Thank Carl N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are fortunate enough to go on the course, be sure to stand on this bridge as it is probably the most famous one on any golf course.

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is the golfer so the bridge was a MUST on our trip to Scotland. Watch for Golfers as play goes on on either side of the bridge, but you can run out between play for this iconic photo.

Thank Janine P
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5 August 2018|
Response from StAndrewsLinks | Property representative |
Hello, No, there is no strict dress policy at the Links.
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Response from Christos O | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Scott C | Reviewed this property |
You can easily walk out to that area. There is normally a group of people trying to get the same snap.