The West Port
The West Port
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alibatty🦇
Dundee, UK17,761 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
This medieval wall and city gate was built in 1587, and was the work of Thomas Robertson. It’s main purpose was to be a proudly grand and intimidating entrance to the city, rather than a defensive gate. It sadly fell into disrepair, and was fully restored in 1843, by John Grant, who also contributed a city coat-of-arms plaque ( amongst other additions.) It’s the best-preserved existing city gate within Scotland.
Written July 13, 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK184,975 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This monumental gate is one of the old late medieval entrances into the city. The size of the gate is its most prominent feature. Other interesting architectural features are the water drains that look like miniature cannons, the small cannon holes of the turrets and the polygonal towers flanking the single arched entrance. A landmark worth a detour if in St. Andrews.
Written September 12, 2020
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Sean F
West Hartford, CT61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
This is on one of the main drags that goes by the Blackfriars chapel. It is interesting to see and take a picture of. It may not be as amazing as other European gates, as it was put up for more of a decorative reason rather than a defensive reason (it is also not as old as many of the others in Europe). Note the carvings on the front and back: these seals have some good symbolism which the small plaque to the side of the gate explains.
Written November 26, 2017
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Pam D
Mansfield, UK1,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Lovely to see these old gates preserved in this beautiful town. Some are just pedestrian walkways but others are across the road.
Written May 21, 2018
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ourmillie_11
Lanark, UK334 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Lovely to see an old piece of history preserved and integrated into modern living. Far to often we see sign saying " here stood such and such " . Well done St Andrews for keeping part of your history.
Written January 23, 2018
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Donsafe
Canterbury, UK1,058 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This area feels very separate to the rest of the town - and all the better for it to escape tourists etc. Very pleasant.
Written August 12, 2020
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Stevie D
Northolt, UK19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Nice place with great beer garden, great food and big variety of well priced drinks including cocktails
Written June 21, 2020
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,088 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
There are a couple of confusing reviews on here re the West Port. One suggests that it is a fine eatery - it is not. It is an old gateway - not a restaurant. Another reviewer can’t understand why it is called the West Port, so for others who might not know the terms, it simply means that it was the gate at the west end of the town.

The gate itself has been largely rebuilt, so most of it isn’t original. It is however in the correct spot and is well worth seeing. Someone else commented that it wasn’t a defensive gate and I can understand that because, to my eye, it seems a bit too small to have realistically fulfilled such purpose, and when we saw it my first thoughts were that the shape and style were like the archetypical toy version of a castle gate.
It’s really rather pretty.
Written November 13, 2019
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dundeetravellermrshc
Dundee, UK4,278 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
A luvly building to look at as you walk up South Street. Luvly flower tubs on the other side. Worth a walk to see
Written August 27, 2019
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Christina W
Austin, TX33 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
As Saint Andrews is small, there is plenty of time to see all of the historic spots, including this stone wall. Worth a walk through or drive through.
Written May 27, 2019
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