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St Andrews Castle

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St Andrews Castle is the ruins of the castle of the Archbishops of St Andrews, dating in part from the 13th century. On a headland to the north of St Andrews stand the ruins of the city's castle, the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of...more
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St. Andrews Castle The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AR, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to know about the towns History don't miss this castle. There is a really good exhibition before you enter the castle and you get an audio guide to use in the castle.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank grumpystickboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is called St. Andrew's Castle, but it's really just the shell of where it used to be. It sits right on the Atlantic and when we were there it was a rainy, foggy day, which just added to the mystique of this location. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St Andrews Castle is more picturesque from the outside than the inside. From the St Andrews’ Pier it juts boldly out into the water; from the famous St Andrews Cathedral, it beacons alluringly; from the seaside walk to the entry, it presents a handsome, inviting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot left of the castle but a very nice town and beach. Make sure to visit when the countermines are open.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Making a quick trip to see a friend on St Andrews Day, we strolled into this museum and coastal ruins. A great spot close to the centre of town to explore and look back along the gorgeous coastline. We were luckily as it was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AsianGM
Reviewed 2 December 2018

My husband and myself really enjoyed the castle weather could of been better we really enjoyed the underground tunnel my husband and myself couldn't stop laughing as tunnel got smaller then down some ladders tunnel opened up the staff were very friendly

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Really interesting, factual. Enjoyable day. Friendly staff. shame about the weather. It was a good day out

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Though the castle is a ruin, the visitor’s center provides a great overview of the history and the signs and self guided tour detail of the events shaping the Scottish reformation. A must see for those interested in history. Recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yawnhowl
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Since we were up this end of town and this was on the same street as our hotel ,we went in. We had just finished the cathedral ruins. It was almost closing time when we got here. The castle ruins are small, but 'ok'. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We came here in October very windy but right on coast magic setting it must have been magic when built so much history

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Terri T | Reviewed this property |
its is very close- you can walk
28 January 2017|
Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, it's hard to find but a keen eye and patients will pay off!