St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral, St. Andrews

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St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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This site is currently closed as a precautionary measure while we undertake site inspections. We apologise for any inconvenience. The remains of St Andrews Cathedral, which was Scotland’s largest cathedral and most magnificent church, show how impressive it used to be. The museum houses an outstanding collection of early and later medieval sculptures and other relics found on the site, including the magnificent St Andrews Sarcophagus of Pictish date. The precinct walls are particularly well preserved. St Rule's Tower, in the precinct, is part of the first church of the Augustinian canons at St Andrews built in the early 12th century. There are splendid views from the top.
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M. McCarthy
7 contributions
Sep 2021
The Cathedral Ruins are great to walk around in, even better if you go with the St. Andrews ghost walk. Sometimes closed for upkeep.
Written November 9, 2021
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK3,610 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
This cathedral is awesome but it's a shame we can't go in as the grounds are fenced off for the time being.
Written October 28, 2021
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18,723 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
The cathedral covered quite an area but regrettably not open to the public on safety grounds. Some of the ruins deemed dangerous due to falling masonry. Good views through the railings
Written October 18, 2021
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Dennis Smalley
Glasgow, UK2,965 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
In its heyday, it must have been a magnificent sight. A splendid, architectural delight but built at what cost. These were the days when money was poured into religious projects while the commoners endured poverty and disease the length and breadth of the country. Now all that remains is still beautiful, though only a ruin. Can only be viewed at the moment from its perimeters as the grounds are closed for renovation.
Written August 29, 2021
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marciobjj
Edinburgh, UK108 contributions
Aug 2021
The place was closed to visitors, but you can see from outside. Beatifull and gracious. I expect to come back when it opens to visitors.
Written August 26, 2021
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desito07
Portsmouth, UK1,526 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The ruins are stunning in their own way. Unfortunately, the access has been restricted and site closed due to dangerous falling stones. The view from the place is really beautiful.
Written August 18, 2021
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Sarahkhughes
London, UK12 contributions
Jul 2021
Currently closed due to poor repair. But still majestic and evocative of town's medieval religious history.
Written July 29, 2021
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Anna
Liverpool, UK23 contributions
Jul 2021
Beautiful ruins of a medieval cathedral in this lovely university town. The haar was rolling in from the sea when we visited, and you could just imagine what a stunning view this cathedral would have been back in its day.
Written July 18, 2021
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Marianne C
Burnham, UK891 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Had no idea it was so huge. Very impressive ruins, good signage, stunning coastal location, well worth a visit. No matte4 the weather this is well worth a visit.
Written July 11, 2021
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Karen B
Preston, UK568 contributions
Jun 2021
WOW, what a spiritual place and so fantastic situated next to the sea. All closed due to covid but you can see most of the ruins from the path. A truly great thing to see.
Written July 1, 2021
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