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“Amazing grounds and ruins”

St Andrews Cathedral
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Ranked #3 of 64 things to do in St Andrews
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Owner description: The remains of St Andrews Cathedral, which was Scotland’s largest cathedral and most magnificent church, show how impressive it used to be. The museum houses an outstanding collection of early and later medieval sculptures and other relics found on the site, including the magnificent St Andrews Sarcophagus of Pictish date. The precinct walls are particularly well preserved. St Rule's Tower, in the precinct, is part of the first church of the Augustinian canons at St Andrews built in the early 12th century. There are splendid views from the top. Joint ticket available with St Andrews Castle - Adult £9 Child £5.40 Concession £7
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We spent over an hour just walking around and enjoying the grounds here this morning.
The ruins of the once massive cathedral are extremely well preserved amongst the hundreds of tombstones on site.
It's a very peaceful place in a beautiful area, just seconds away from the castle. You can get a ticket that covers entry to both.
You can also walk up St Rule's tower at the cathedral site, if you're not claustrophobic - the view from the top is phenomenal.

Thank Myles D
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Sometimes it becomes pretty obvious that we should take our time, and understand what we're looking at. Even if you know nothing of the Cathedral and surroundings the beauty and peace are amazing, but knowing the history just makes it so much better. True, there's nothing simple about Scottish history, but there is so much direct contact with history here, that it makes one really feel that there is so much more to life than the things we see every day. Reading the plaques and speaking to the friendly and helpful local people brings a feeling of closeness with life hundreds of years ago. I loved it!

Thank Jim F
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

I always make a pilgrimage here when visiting St. Andrews. Just a short walk from the center of town the grounds are best visited in early morning or late day light--or even better in overcast or fog. You can take tours to learn the history or do a self guided walk. Some amazing church history happened here. But what I go for is to toast Allen Robertson the first golf professional and the Morris family site. Without them there really wouldn't be the game of golf today.

Thank JA R
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

It is ruin, but an attractive one, so well maintained it is a treat to walk these grounds. The hundreds of graves hold a fascinating history to the passing of people so young and the remains standing testament to their passing is a wonderful place to visit and contemplate life.

Thank Gladesville22
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

The 8th century ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral are at one end of St. Andrews town with the St. Andrews Bay & North Sea in the backdrop.
It is a very maintained site for the ancient ruins of the Cathedral dedicated to St. Andrews, the patron Saint of Scotland.

Thank RAMESHSHIRALI
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