StAnza International Poetry Festival

StAnza: Itineraries

Whether you are coming to StAnza for the weekend or just for the day, by road or by rail, there's lots to do and see. Here are some suggestions for how to enjoy what StAnza and St Andrews have to offer.

Download a Map of St Andrews to take with you.

I. A day out with friends from Edinburgh by rail, Saturday 17 March

II. Family daytrip, Sunday 18 March

  • Free parking at the Harbour or off Pilmour Links
  • Take a walk along the West Sands
  • Try your luck at the Shop Window Competition (entry forms at the Festival Desk in The Byre)
  • Lunch at Zest
  • Don't miss Split Screen, poetry inspired by TV and film at 2.15pm in the Byre
  • Time for an ice-cream at Jannettas
  • And a wander round town before it’s time to go home.

III. Lunch plus, 18 March

IV.  Enjoy a Festival weekend from Newcastle by rail

V.  Travel from London by rail to enjoy the whole festival

  • Wednesday 14 March: Depart from London Kings Cross
  • Arrive St Andrews for the Festival Launch 
  • Dinner, sample one of the town’s many restaurants
  • 7.30pm: a choice of two evening events.
  • 9.45pm: relax in Kingarroch at the Byre with poetry and chat
  • 14-17 March: a range of festival events each day with time out to explore the town
  • Sunday 18 March 10.00pm: see the Festival out in style at the Festival Finale Party
  • Monday 19 March: Depart from Leuchars for Kings Cross

Disclaimer: All times are estimated as at March 2012. Leuchars is the railway station for St Andrews and buses run into the centre of town up to three times an hour, taking about 15 minutes. For up to date rail times and services, check online at

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