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“Ecclesiastical Investigation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral
The Pends, St. Andrews KY16 9QL, Scotland
+44 (0)1334 472 563
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in St. Andrews
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The remains of what was Scotland’s largest and most magnificent church still show how impressive St Andrews Cathedral must have been in its prime. Its museum houses a collection of early and later medieval sculpture as well as other relics found on the site. Spectacular views from St Rule's Tower.
Dornoch, United Kingdom
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“Ecclesiastical Investigation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Very in treating. good labelling helps explain the ruins. It is well-kept and a spectacular place to photograph/

Visited January 2013
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“Always worth a wander...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Love looking round the cathedral ruins and grave yard every time we visit St Andrews....just steeped in history.

Visited January 2013
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Fife , Scotland
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“Climb the square tower and enjoy the view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The first thing I would recommend any visitor to do in St Andrews is visit the cathedral and climb the square tower . It offers an excellent view of the town , the beaches and beyond. The cathedral itself gives you the idea of what an amazing once stood in this place. The visitors centre is also very informative.

Visited August 2012
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“Amazing pictures!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Worth a stop to walk around. The pictures are incredible. Just down the road from the 18th hole on the Old Course.

Visited September 2012
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Massive, fascinating and picturesque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

A ruin over a large area, the cathedral is difficult to picture as a complete building from what is now left. Much has been taken over by cemeteries since the cathedral was left to go to rack and ruin, but there are plenty of interesting bits around. The tower is meant to lead to a fantastic view up 167 steps (and is one of the few bits that need paying for). However, if you are overweight, you may struggle to get through the turnstile at the entrance (voice of experience). The other areas needing a ticket are an exhibition of various stones and Celtic crosses, and an under croft full of medieval seals and grave stones - well worth a visit.

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