Sights & landmarks in St. Andrews

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  • Colo_Traveler05
    Littleton, Colorado207 contributions
    It is currently closed but it's so large that you can still see it over the fences. It's a shame that it has been deconstructed and allowed to disintegrate over time. You can still get a feeling of the grand scale of the cathedral. It must have been breathtaking.
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • Colo_Traveler05
    Littleton, Colorado207 contributions
    When you play the Old Course, or on a Sunday when the Old Course is closed, you must stop by to get this classic photo. You'll stand in the same place where Nicklaus, Watson, Palmer, and other famous golfers once stood. Frame it and keep it forever.
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • victoria B
    Lincolnshire, UK373 contributions
    Although there is not a lot left of the castle, there is still enough there to make a visit worthwhile to St Andrews, if combined with the Abbey. Regardless, the castle is in a stunning location.

    There is no car park and on street parking was tricky when I visited as it was the first week back for the students after the summer recess.

    There is a shop and toilets at the castle entrance.
    Written November 9, 2021
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  • Norman J
    Woking, UK515 contributions
    This is a beautiful university, the main part set around a green quadrangle and other parts spread throughout the town. The third oldest university in the English speaking world and the oldest in Scotland it is well worth a visit
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • Ronald R
    Stromness, UK189 contributions
    Lots to see in this Aquarium, well worth the entry fee. There is loads of variety from Frogs, Penguins, Seals, Turtles, Meercats along with the usual fishes, eels, and other sea life, We were surprised there was so much in the buildings as they didn't look that big when we arrived. We used the Golf Museums car park located below the site which has a reasonable charge, 50p for 2 hours if i remember correctly. There is also parking along the Scores road which is directly across from the facility, The aquarium is on multiple levels and could be tricky to navigate if you have mobility issues. There did seem to be lots of ramps in areas. The cafe was shut when we visited but there did seem to be a coffee machine available if you wanted. It was an enjoyable trip of nearly 2 hours that we had and we would certainly visit again if in the area.
    Written April 25, 2022
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  • Susi d
    2 contributions
    As others have mentioned, a magical place to visit. The druids visit for real on the longest day in June. Take some ribbons and the them round the trees and make a wish!!
    Written November 16, 2020
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK4,286 contributions
    Whether you are religious or not, this monument to martyrs who were executed for following the Protestant religion provides a very good insight into this important aspect of Scotland’s history. And although I knew all about the Covenanters and their cause from my history lessons as a wee boy at school, I didn’t realise that St Andrews had played such a prominent role.
    Written November 12, 2019
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK4,286 contributions
    Built in the typically dour Scottish style, the church in the centre of St Andrews is historically very important re the Scottish fight to have their Protestant religion recognised, and John Knox preached from the pulpit here.

    The church is well kept with a nice exterior but, at the time of our visit, I was unable to gain access to the inside.
    Written November 13, 2019
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  • Mandy E
    Mumbles, UK70 contributions
    I love the story of Hamish because I think he’s very cool. I love that when you touch his tail you get good luck!
    Written April 14, 2022
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  • Jeff and Nicki C
    Southampton, UK11 contributions
    In the beautiful surroundings of Southern Scotland this artistic monument is absolutely amazing. Bought food and drink off one of the food vans too. So friendly and the food was good too.
    Written September 12, 2021
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK4,702 contributions
    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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  • Karen B
    Preston, UK627 contributions
    Lovely stroll along the jetty to the end and up the rusty ladder for a sea view across to Carnoustie. Not a health and safety sign in sight. Fantastic.
    Written July 1, 2021
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  • Anthony O
    Los Angeles, CA94 contributions
    Easy to find and practically in the middle of town, a great way to spend a few minutes seeing the shell of a 1500s era chapel. Would be even better if there were some additional signs and/or plaques to give you some more history of what is clearly a historic relic.
    Written November 19, 2021
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  • Bibcay
    Gateshead, UK3,894 contributions
    Never knew you could rate this place. It looks very nice and it is gothic style. You need to go while you are at St. Andrews.
    Written July 19, 2019
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK18,888 contributions
    The statue as a sinister look about it from the pose and can be found in the coutyarf of St Mary's college. I preffereed the college buildings to seeing the statue
    Written October 18, 2021
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