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Blackfriars Chapel

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Madras House South Street, St. Andrews KY16 9EH, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On one of the main streets I came across this by accident. the ruins are quite limited but there is an informative board outside detailing the impact of religious intolerance in what was then quite a distant part of the UK

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Martin H
Reviewed December 22, 2018

Definitely a stop and snap location in St Andrews, Blackfriars Chapel is a small ruins, all that is left of the former Dominican friary of St Mary. The friary was destroyed in 1559 and only the north transept of the chapel now survives. It’s easy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

There is not much left of this once great monastery. Another victim of the reformation, what remains of this church is easily seen on one of the main streets and it is worth a 10 minutes break to walk around it and to take a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AndrewMile
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Nice little ruin in the central areas of St Andrews, certainly adds a medieval touch to local ambience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael I
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Interesting remains of an old monastery. Not much to see but get a real feel for the history. Close to other interesting sites

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warby P
Reviewed September 16, 2018

There is not much left of this ruin situated on a busy street in St. Andrews but it makes for a lovely photo and an opportunity to pause and think about the history. I was sorry to see someone had thrown empty beer containers inside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debbie O
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Located on busy South Street. Small remains of a chapel built in 1525 as an addition to a church belonging to the Dominican Friars (also known as Blackfriars) built 10 years earlier. The church was located where Madras College now stands. Unfortunately it lasted less...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bluelizard
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Walking along South Street the remains of the chapel sit in front of Madras College .With a information sign with the history of the Dominican Friars . No access but you can see in on all sides

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank craigluscar
Reviewed May 31, 2018

On the busy South Street the Blackfriar's ruin is small but nice. Once part of a mighty abbey, it fell victim to Henry VIII and the protestant reformation, and all that remains today is a small piece at the side of the road. However, the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed May 27, 2018

My wife and I passed by Blackfriars Chapel yesterday whilst on a visit to St Andrews. This is a tranquil ruin situated in a busy central St Andrews street. We stopped to have a closer look, view it from all sides, take some photographs, and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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