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“Lovely spot - worth the trek!”

St Andrews Cathedral
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$40.48*
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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
Ranked #4 of 54 things to do in St. Andrews
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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.
Westford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lovely spot - worth the trek!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

Even as 4 golfers in Scotland for a bucket list trip, we wondered around this small, lovely town and stopped here for some nice photo's and scenic views. Not a destination really but it would be a real shame to be in St. Andrew's and not make a brief side trip here. We didn't go inside but you can absolutely enjoy the surroundings and use your imagination to envision what once was. Really quite nice and thought provoking.

Visited May 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely Old Ruins”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

This old cathedral sits on a point of land that looks out to St. Andrews Bay. They have done a very nice job of preservation. Some of our group ventured up the tower and found a great view at the top. The visitor center is very informative.

Visited August 2014
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Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“More than just Golf!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

A great ruins with lots to see and do. Would recommend climbing the tower as the views in all directions are magnificent. If you are a golfer be sure to visit the graves of Tom Morris Sr & Jr.

Visited August 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

Well worth a visit to the Cathedral and Castle but not really on a wet day. The ruins are very interesting and gives you a good insight into the history with informative boards about. Not enough time to climb up the tower as I believe it is very breathtaking. Good to visit on a dry day.

Visited August 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

We did the joint ticket for the cathedral and castle. The ruins of the cathedral were quite beautiful. You could spend at least an hour with good weather wandering around the place. Several of our group climbed to the top of the tower for great views. Note that most of the grounds are actually free -- you only need to pay for the 2 exhibits and the climb up the tower -- all well worth the money in my opinion. The attendant in the gift shop was knowledgeable and friendly.

Visited August 2014
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