Staying here

The David Mitchell Conference 2017 took place on Saturday 3rd June 2017 – the below information has been left for reference…

If you’re staying over for the conference, it’s well worth booking your accommodation as early as you can – summer is a busy time for the town, with rooms in demand by golfers and tourists. However, there are lots of different types of accommodation available.

Stay at the old St Andrews Cathedral for the full open air experience…

University accommodation is bookable online on the University Accommodation website. As with all accommodation, it’s a good idea to check the distance from the conference venue before you book; the address of the venue is the School of English in the University of St Andrews, in Kennedy Hall, The Scores, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AL.

Some accommodation is located on the edges of town, and can be a good walk if you’re on foot, so book ahead if you’ll need transport (for example, the university accommodation at David Russell Apartments is about a 35 minute walk from the conference venue – good footwear and a waterproof jacket advised!)

There are several hotels, as well as bed and breakfast accommodation, in the centre of town and within a few minutes’ walk of the venue. Options include: Greyfriars Hotel, Ogstons and The Ardgowan Hotel on North Street; The West Port on South Street; Castlemount Bed and Breakfast and the Russell Hotel on The Scores; and the Best Western Scores Hotel. There’s also the St Andrews Tourist Hostel in St Marys Place, while Airbnb lists a range of private rooms and apartments available to rent in the area.

If you don’t mind being further away from the town centre, there’s also a large Premier Inn, which is approximately a 25 minute walk from the conference venue, or just a few minutes by car or taxi. Other bed and breakfasts in St Andrews also include The Spindle and St Nicholas Farmhouse. See the Visit St Andrews website for more accommodation options, and see Getting Here for information to help you plan your trip to the conference.

If you’re planning a longer stay, there is plenty to see and do in the local area, including museums, botanic gardens, several beautiful beaches, cathedral and castle ruins – and all things golf. See the Visit Scotland website for more ideas.