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St Andrews Cathedral, Scotland - Saint Andrews

St Andrews Cathedral, Scotland

St Andrews Cathedral

If you are into ruins and museums, then this is the place to go in Scotland. It has the lot. Free of charge entrance, lots of history and the museum information contains plenty of info about this monument.

The ruins of the Cathedral of St Andrews remains to this day to be the largest ecclesiastical building ever to be erected in Scotland. A museum houses a collection of early Christian and medieval monuments and items found on the site. To find the Cathedral, just follow which ever road you have used to enter St Andrews and follow it to the end. They all lead to here!

Directions: Follow the A95 to the east, all the way to the sea.

Phone: 01334 472563

Website: http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/standrews/cathedral/

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  • Updated Aug 5, 2003
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St Andrews Castle, Scotland - Saint Andrews

St Andrews Castle, Scotland

St Andrews Castle Drawing

Picture of the Castle as it originally stood.

Directions: Upon entering St Andrews on the A91, turn left towards the sea.

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St Andrews Castle, Scotland - Saint Andrews

St Andrews Castle, Scotland

St Andrews Castle

The 12th century Castle of St Andrews, poised on a rocky headland overhanging the sea, was the place and stronghold of the Bishops of St Andrews. It fell into dis-repair in the 17th century. The timetable for visits is the same as the Cathedral.

Directions: The 12th century Castle of St Andrews, poised on a rocky headland overhanging the sea, was the place and stronghold of the Bishops of St Andrews. It fell into dis-repair in the 17th century. The timetable for visits is the same as the Cathedral.

Phone: 01334 477196

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View from St Andrews Cathedral - Saint Andrews

View from St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral opening times

Opening times: -

Apr – Sep Daily 09.30 – 18.30
Oct – Mar Mon – Sat 09.30 – 16.30
Sunday 14.00 – 16.30

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Rules Tower, Scotland - Saint Andrews

Rules Tower, Scotland

St Andrews Cathedral, Rules Tower

The Romanesque St Rules Tower, to the right of the picture, was built to hold the holy relics until the Cathedral was completed. It is possible to climb this Tower to the top for a fine view of the surrounding area. You can purchase a coin for entry from the museum.

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St Andrews Cathedral, Scotland

St Andrews Cathedral information

St Andrews is, of course, synonymous with Scotland’s patron saint. St Andrew converted the wife of a roman governor of Greece. The governor was so furious of his wife’s conversion that he had Andrew crucified. Andrew asked to be tied to an X shaped cross so as not to emulate Jesus – thus giving the Scottish flag its distinctive Saltire Cross.

A monk called Rule who lived in Greece was reputedly divinely inspired to take some of the Apostles’ bones and make a journey to the west. He ended up shipwrecked at St Andrews and enshrined the sacred relics where the ruin of the 12th century Cathedral now stands.

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