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Historic spot and photo op.

It is a large medieval stone gate to the town. A great place for a photo. As St Andrew's is a small... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
AndrewMile
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Budapest, Hungary
History is alive

This is part of the historic wall of old St Andrew's at the west end of town. Cars drive through... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Alastair N
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

It is a large medieval stone gate to the town. A great place for a photo. As St Andrew's is a small town it is something everyone visiting sees. Nothing more and nothing less. Being a history buff I loved it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is part of the historic wall of old St Andrew's at the west end of town. Cars drive through it, which makes it difficult to get a good photo, but definitely worth taking time to have a look and read the information boards.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alastair N
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Visited St Andrews and found the town a pleasant place to wander around for a while, plenty of places to eat and drink or tourist shopping for Scottish items and visit historic sites or the home of golf.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Not sure why it is called West Port but has great character. You can walk and drive through the entrance which gives a great feel for days gone by

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

What a restaurant,Saturday night and this place had the X factor. We arrived early and had a great reception from the managaress.we were shown to a table and had a drink nail our table was ready. When we were taken to our table,straight away we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

At the junction where South Street becomes Argyle Street. We walked through it in our way into town, only noticing it fully on our way out! Originating from 1587 but renovated in 1843 after falling into disrepair. The small ruins of Blackfriars Chapel are just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bluelizard
Reviewed 12 July 2018

When I was a student at St Andrews, 50 years ago, we walked through the West Port on an almost daily basis without paying it any attention. It is only now that I'm older that I realize what a piece of history it really is....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cpenser
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Very few medieval city gates have survived intact, they were either destroyed in battles and sieges, or destroyed in town planning to allow vehicle access in the 60's. This one at St Andrews has survived though and gives an insight into how they were situated...More

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

My wife and I stopped off in St Andrews for a time yesterday while out having a drive in the area. We walked through the West Port to enter the town centre. The West Port, which was built in 1587, is more of a monumental...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Lovely to see these old gates preserved in this beautiful town. Some are just pedestrian walkways but others are across the road.

Date of experience: May 2018
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