St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle
The Scores, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AR
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On a headland to the north of St Andrews stand the ruins of the town’s castle, the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews – the focal point of the Church in medieval Scotland. Today, explore the underground 16th-century siege mine and countermine, and the ‘bottle dungeon’. There is a visitor centre with exhibition and a children’s trail.

• In St Andrews on the A91 • Open all year • Admission: Adult £5.20 Child £2.60 Concessions £4.20 Joint ticket with the Cathedral: Adult £7.20 Child £3.60 Concessions £5.20 • VisitScotland grading ★★★★

Find out more about St Andrews Castle at historic-scotland.gov.uk

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The Guardian of Scotland

Join Bishop Lamberton and his medieval soldiers to hear the story of how St Andrews Castle swapped hands during the Wars of Independence.

Sun 24 Sep

Included in admission / 0131 668 8885

  • 12:00 – 16:00

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St Andrews

1 Jun 2009

The key to St Andrews lies not only in its beauty but in its accessibility from Scotland’s major cities. Jo Morgan gives us her guide to getting to know Scotland’s favourite coastal town.

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