Things to do in St Andrews when you’re broke

things to do in St andrews when you're broke

Perhaps it’s the prospect of my imminent unemployment or starting afresh as a graduate somewhere new, but money has been on my mind recently. Namely saving it. However, I also desperately want to make the most of my time left in St Andrews while I still live here. Luckily for me, there’s quite a lot to do in this teeny coastal town when you’re keeping an eye on the pennies. Some are free, some are cheap but they all make it to my favourite-things-to-do list.

The Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens

  1. The beaches. Since we have three of them, it wouldn’t make sense to do this list without mentioning the beautiful beaches we have. They’re all free and fun and fab-looking so what’s not to love. I prefer East Sands – you can have a wander around the harbour, on the beach itself or head up to the cliff top for some amazing views of town.
  2. The gardens. While I’ve known about this one for a while, it was only recently that I got the chance to visit the botanic gardens. When I got there, I found out it’s free with your student card. This is the perfect place for a little mooch and some pretty sights. There’s even a cute little cafe there if you fancy a cuppa or an ice cream. I think I’m going to try and take my book up there soon – I might as well make the most of the free entry while I have it.
  3. The museums. We certainly have a fair few museums in St Andrews, many of which are free. The St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum has a ┬ábeautiful garden and MUSA is packed full of items and information about the university itself. Of course since I volunteer there, I’m a little biased towards MUSA but I would still wholeheartedly recommend it. See the maces up close and then head up to the viewing terrace for a bit. Trust me, it’s a good un.
  4. The theatre.During term time, it’s well worth keeping an eye on the Barron theatre. The tickets tend to be quite cheap and I’ve seen some brilliant student shows there. It’s a lovely way to take an evening off from work and doesn’t have to break the bank.
  5. The walk. Lade Braes is a beautiful walk through the centre of town. Again it’s free but a great way to clear your head for a while. Grab a friend and head exploring. There’s little pockets of history along the way for you to spot too!

Kelly x

things to do in St andrews when you're broke

 

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