© Old Course Hotel

150 years ago, Victorian visitors flocked to St Andrews, which enjoyed a fine reputation for its health-giving properties of fresh sea air and wide-open spaces.

Those qualities are still evident, but nowadays there are also some more modern pursuits to follow – not least in the town’s two top-rate spas: The Kohler Waters Spa within the Old Course Hotel and the Signature Spa within the Fairmont St Andrews Resort. Both of these facilities have extensive treatment rooms, pools, gyms and more – and they are both open to non-residents as well as hotel guests.

So when you’ve blown away the cobwebs on the beach or need some respite from the golf course, cocoon yourself within these two sybaritic retreats!