Tasteful to a tee
Eyeing the 18th
We love a storied hotel, and Rusacks St Andrews undoubtedly has enough to fill a library. First opened by German émigre Johann Kristof Wilhelm Rusack (so it's pronounced 'Roo-sacks' rather than the temptingly Scottish 'Russ-ucks') in 1887, it became the most esteemed in all of Scotland thanks, in no small part, to its prime position in putting distance from the 18th hole of the world's best golf course. It's seen its ups and downs in the century-and-a-bit since but this latest chapter is one to bookmark. Restored with deserving decadence, it incorporates St Andrews' golfing history without tipping into theme-hotel parody. Rooms are richly furnished, there is august detailing throughout, and three top-drawer dining destinations punctuate the building, including a standout rooftop restaurant with views worth travelling for. Even if you think golf is a good walk ruined you can't fail to be charmed.
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£50 to spend on food and drink