St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to St Andrews, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in St Andrews, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in St Andrews, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for St Andrews.

If you are intending to visit the amazing St Andrews Cathedral and St Rule's Tower, it's suggested to wear modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders:

If you go to St Andrews Castle, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:

We also recommend these top tours in and around St Andrews.

    What to wear/what to pack for St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom by month

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    January

    If you are traveling to St Andrews in January, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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    February

    Traveling to St Andrews in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain regularly and snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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    March

    March in St Andrews can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. It also snows a bit less than half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average. There is frost about a third of the time.

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    April

    In April, St Andrews is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for St Andrews, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%. There is frost occasionally.

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    May

    Traveling to St Andrews in May, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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    June

    June in St Andrews is crisp and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

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    July

    July in this region is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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    August

    In August, St Andrews is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for St Andrews, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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    September

    In September, St Andrews is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for St Andrews, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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    October

    If you are traveling to St Andrews in October, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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    November

    Traveling to St Andrews in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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    December

    If you vacation in St Andrews during December, you might see that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow occasionally. There is frost about half of the time.

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