Horse Riding at Edenside Stables in St Andrews

If you’re looking to learn how to ride horses in St Andrews, then don’t look any further! Established over 35 years ago by Raymond Gatherum, the Edenside Stables are a great place to visit if you’d like to try riding for the first time, or if you’re an expert rider. Everyone is welcome!

Where can I find the Edenside Stables?

Edenside Stables is located between Guardbridge and St Andrews, just off the A91. Their lessons are all on-site and are a great place to meet their horses and learn to ride!

During his time at the stables, Raymond has trained many competitive showjumpers to great success (his son, Alistair Gatherum, has competed at the Grand Prix level and also trains prospective riders). His wealth of experience is sure to be of use if you’re looking to improve your riding skills, or simply if you’re intimidated by the experience and would like some extra assistance.

They’ll cater for a variety of events, from competitions and corporate events to kids’ birthday parties! If you’re looking for something more thorough, they offer lessons with passionate and experienced trainers suitable for all skill levels.

  • Group Lessons (45 minutes): £20 per person
  • Private Lessons (30 minutes): £30 per person
  • Semi-Private Lessons (45 minutes): £25 per person
  • Private Lessons with Aileen Reed (30 minutes): £35 per person
  • The minimum age is 5 years old
  • Please wear suitable footwear (no trainers or open-toed shoes)

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The Old Course at St Andrews

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Land Yachting on the Beach at St Andrews

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Stargazing at the University of St Andrews Observatory

Discover the wonders of the universe at the University of St Andrews Observatory! Whether you want to book a guided tour, spend an evening stargazing, or just take a look around, this is a must visit ...
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Visit St Andrews Museum

Dive into the history of St Andrews, and Scotland as a nation, at St Andrews Museum. This Victorian mansion is the perfect place to spend any hour or two on a rainy day in St Andrews ...
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British Golf Museum in St Andrews

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Visit the World Golf Museum in St Andrews

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Explore the Aquarium in St Andrews

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St Andrews Botanic Gardens

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Enjoy a Bowie themed dining experience at Ziggy’s

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The St Andrews Indoor Golf Centre

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The Scottish Clay Shooting Centre in Leuchars

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The Sproson Art Gallery in St Andrews

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What's on in St Andrews

Charity Garden Opening - Rosewells

13 - 26 August, 2022
Rosewells, designed by the garden owners, has developed over the last 25 years with an underlying theme that each part of the garden should work in relation to the rest, to create one overall effect. The design centres on texture and foliage to provide a lively effect with structure and shape all year. The winter ‘bones’ are provided with trees and shrubs with features such as contorted stems and peeling or coloured bark. In spring and summer, texture and coloured foliage of shrubs and perennials add to the overall design. Birgitta sees flowers as an added bonus with scent and colour being important and combinations of yellow, blue and white colour schemes are preferred. The garden has many varieties of cornus, magnolias, trilliums, meconopsis, agapanthus, rhododendrons, primulas, auriculas, fritillaries, erythroniums, peonies and acers, which are favourites. This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.

RSCDS Summer School

13 - 14 August, 2022
A month-long dance school with classes taking place at the beautiful and historic University of St Andrews.

Planet Botanic Holiday Club

12 - 12 August, 2022
Our Holiday Club provides a great space for kids to get active and enjoy nature-based learning during the school holidays. We have lots of exciting activities planned, including planting, pond dipping, wildlife walks, fruit picking and campfires! The club will run from Monday to Friday for 6 weeks of the school holidays, from the week beginning Monday 4th July until the week beginning Monday 8th August. Book for as few or as many days as suits your family! Drop off will be at 9:30am and pick up is at 3:30pm. Costs will be £35 per day and our club is suitable for kids aged 6-12. For more information, or for a booking form, please get in touch by emailing [email protected]

St Andrews Town Walking Tour

12 - 25 August, 2022
A leisurely walking tour through the historic town of St Andrew's.

The Pirates of Penzance at The Walled Garden, Strathtyrum

12 - 12 August, 2022
Frederick, apprenticed to the Pirates since a child, learns that he was born in a leap year on 29th February, and that he is contracted to the Pirate King until his 21st BIRTHDAY, not his 21st year. With only the inept Penzance constabulary to protect him, how will he resist being forced to endure a life of crime until he is 84 - and will his sweetheart, Mabel, wait for him that long?   With hilarious melodrama, sharp satire and glittering wit, The Pirates of Penzance is as fresh as if it had been written today. It is packed-full of memorable songs such as To be a Pirate King!, Modern Major General and A Policeman's Lot is Not a Happy One.   _Running time (approx): 2hrs 10mins (including 20 minute interval)_ Please bring your own seating/rug, suitable clothing and a picnic.

Mohsin Hamid on ‘The Last White Man’

12 - 12 August, 2022
A glorious summer of literary treats awaits and the next stellar author to visit us will be Mohsin Hamid! We are really excited that the internationally best-selling author of _Exit West_ and _The Reluctant Fundamentalist_ can join us in St Andrews for his latest novel _The Last White Man_. One morning, Anders wakes to find that his skin has turned dark, his reflection a stranger to him. At first he tells only Oona, an old friend, newly a lover. Soon, reports of similar occurrences surface across the land. Some see in the transformations the long-dreaded overturning of an established order, to be resisted to a bitter end. In many, like Anders’s father and Oona’s mother, a sense of profound loss wars with profound love. As the bond between Anders and Oona deepens, change takes on a different shading: a chance to see one another, face to face, anew. A story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change, _The Last White Man_ is sure to be one of the stand-out novels of the year.

Rose and Thistle Markets

13 - 13 August, 2022
Rose & Thistle Market occurs each month and features a brilliantly talented group of local makers, bakers, and artists. The goal of our markets is to support local makers and charities.

St Andrews Model Railway Exhibition 2022

13 - 13 August, 2022
St Andrews Model Railway Exhibition 2022

The BIG LEGO Build

13 - 13 August, 2022
Calling all LEGO® enthusiasts young and old. Join sculptor and LEGO® enthusiast Alistair Jelks, to find out how to build the different features of St Andrews Castle from battlements to bottle dungeons! Learn about architecture and construction and add what you build to our model version of the castle. Please note: the grassy area we will be running the event on has a slight slope leading down to it.

Steven Moore 2022

13 - 13 August, 2022
Performing on marimba and vibraphone, Steven brings an exciting introduction to the percussive world. His repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary music, providing moments of serenity to explosive emotions. No Tickets required. Retiring collection to support Stevens PhD fee's.

Pilates in the Botanics

17 - 24 August, 2022
The class will be held in our stretch tent, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the garden while working on good alignment, core strength and feel-good breathing exercises. Our Pilates class is suitable for complete beginners or anyone with experience wishing to return to Pilates exercise. Classes can be booked monthly and will cost £36 for a block of 4 sessions. Pre-payment is essential - please get in touch with our Gatehouse Team to secure your space.

Quiet Opening

18 - 18 August, 2022
Drop into the Wardlaw Museum for a Quiet Opening. Free from the hustle and bustle of a general visit, with adjusted operations, our Quiet Openings are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter visit to the museum.

Jarvis Cocker on ‘Good Pop, Bad Pop’

19 - 19 August, 2022
We are so excited to welcome none other than PULP frontman, musician and broadcaster, Jarvis Cocker, to St Andrews in celebration of Good Pop, Bad Pop. We are especially delighted to host Jarvis in the newly refurbished and iconic Younger Hall. Jarvis’ attic, like all attics, hosts a random collection of the things that made him – photos, tickets, clothes, souvenirs stuffed in a box, packed in a suitcase, crammed into a drawer. When Jarvis starts clearing out his loft, he finds a jumble of objects that catalogue his story and ask him some awkward questions: Who do you think you are? Are clothes important? Why are there so many pairs of broken glasses up here? From a Gold Star polycotton shirt to a pack of Wrigley’s Extra, from his teenage attempts to write songs to the Sexy Laughs Fantastic Dirty Joke Book, this is the hard evidence of Jarvis’s unique life, PULP, 20th century pop culture, the good times and the mistakes he’d rather forget. And this accumulated debris of a lifetime reveals his creative process – writing and musicianship, performance and ambition, style and stagecraft. This is not a life story. It’s a loft story.

Val McDermid on ‘1989’

23 - 23 August, 2022
The Queen of Crime returns with her latest thriller, the year is 1989… Allie Burns is back. Older and maybe wiser, she’s running the northern news operation of the Sunday Globe, chafing at losing her role in investigative journalism and at the descent into the gutter of the UK tabloid media. But there’s plenty to keep her occupied. The year begins with the memorial service to the victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, but Allie has barely filed her copy when she stumbles over a story about HIV/AIDS that will shock her into a major change of direction. The world of newspapers is undergoing a revolution, there’s skulduggery in the medical research labs and there are seismic rumblings behind the Iron Curtain. When kidnap and murder are added to this potent mix, Allie is forced to question all her old certainties. We were so lucky to welcome Val last autumn for the first in the series 1979 and we’re equally grateful to have the Queen of Crime again!

Death Cafe 2022

24 - 24 August, 2022
Held across the world, Death Cafés are a series of welcoming, safe and friendly conversations for people, often strangers, to openly discuss something that affects us all. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Drop in or join us regularly to talk about topics related to death and dying. ‘Every session gives me a new perspective of what it means to live, love, grieve and die. Deciding to join this space has been one of the best decisions I ever made and I’m eternally grateful to everyone who comes along to share their stories and thoughts to create such a special environment.’ Death Café participantHeld across the world, Death Cafés are a series of welcoming, safe and friendly conversations for people, often strangers, to openly discuss something that affects us all. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. ‘Every session gives me a new perspective of what it means to live, love, grieve and die. Deciding to join this space has been one of the best decisions I ever made and I’m eternally grateful to everyone who comes along to share their stories and thoughts to create such a special environment.’ Death Café participant

Ottessa Moshfegh on ‘Lapvona’

25 - 25 August, 2022
Booker-shortlisted and PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction winner, Ottessa Moshfegh, will be visiting St Andrews this coming Summer! One of our special treats for the summer holidays, we are extremely excited to be welcoming this immensely talented novelist. In a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot in a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test. Following the story of Little Marek and his enduring bond with the blind village midwife, Ina, the veil between blindness and sight, life and death, the natural world and the spirit world will prove to be very thin indeed. The spellbinding Lapvona might prove to be Ottessa Moshfegh’s most exciting leap yet. Ottessa’s previous novels; Eileen, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Death in Her Hands, Homesick for Another World and, novella, McGlue are all firm bookseller favourites and boast a wide readership. Tipped to be one of the standout books of 2022, we implore you to not miss this special writer!