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St Andrews Castle
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$40.43*
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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
Ranked #6 of 54 things to do in St. Andrews
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Owner description: On a headland to the north of St Andrews stand the ruins of the town's castle, the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews - the focal point of the Church in medieval Scotland. Today explore the underground 16th century siege mine and countermine and the bottle dungeon. There is a visitor centre with exhibition.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

The tunnels you can go down at this castle are amazing. I had never seen such a thing at a castle ever before. A superb example of castle attack methods and how they tried to counter it! Worth going just to see this tunnel. Incredible .

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“St. Andrews Castle”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Interesting history regarding the church reformation in Scotland. Within walking distance of the downtown area and most hotel locations. You will also get to stroll along St. Andrews University on your way there. A must see on your visit to St. Andrews.

Visited September 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“A must-see if you visit St Andrews”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

We had a great time at the castle. The visitor centre is very interesting with lots of life size models that make for some funny photos, (I have some great ones with my kids and an axe-wielding executioner!!) but the castle itself is excellent. Lots of places for children to climb/jump/explore/imagine....and some exceptional views along the coast. If your camera has a panoramic photo function then use it when you visit this magical place.

Visitor centre also has a great wee shop to buy your mementos. Lovely staff in the centre too.

PS - unless it's the height of summer, wrap up really warm. The wind can be biting!!

Visited October 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Anne Oct 2012”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Visit to Castle was very interesting. Displays in centre are very well done. Bought combined ticket for the Cathedral.

Visited October 2012
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Mobile, Alabama
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“What a golf course! Beatiful views and treacherous greens!”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Played the Castle Course the next day after playing the Old Course in really tough conditions with 52 degrees, 40 mph winds, and scattered rain showers. The course is really challenging with very difficult greens. Shot 75 and played as well as I could play!

Visited September 2012
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