St Andrews Castle

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  • Address: The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1334477196
  • Ticket Price: 6 EUR
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids

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Dating back to the 12th century during the times of Bishop Roger, the castle was originally a place where the Archbishops of St Andrews lived. During the 15th century, the Castle was also used as a prison.

Toady, the ruins that overlook the North Sea offer a picturesque site of the rocky castle. A walk here amidst the green grounds, has a charm of its own. Do take a walk in the visitor center where you can get familiar with the Castle’s role in Scotland’ history.

St Andrews Castle Information

  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

St Andrews Castle Ticket Prices

Admission to St Andrews Castle only:

  • Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
  • Adult: Euros 5.50
  • Child aged 5–15: Euros 3.30
  • Child under 5: FREE
  • Concession: Euros 4.40

St Andrews Castle and Cathedral admission:

  • Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
  • Adult: Euros8.00
  • Child aged 5–15: Euros4.80
  • Child under 5: FREE
  • Concession: Euros6.40

Concession price: this applies if you can show proof that you’re aged 60+ or unemployed.

Admission prices are subject to change.

St Andrews Castle Opening and Closing Hours

  • Last entry is 30 minutes before closing. Monument may close for lunch.
  • Unexpected closures: during adverse weather or other reasons.

How To reach St Andrews Castle by Public Transport

  • By Bus: adj North Castle Street
  • By Taxi
  • By Walking 

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  • St Andrews Castle Address: The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK, United Kingdom
  • St Andrews Castle Contact Number: +44-1334477196
  • St Andrews Castle Timing: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • St Andrews Castle Price: 6 EUR
  • Best time to visit St Andrews Castle(preferred time): 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
  • Time required to visit St Andrews Castle: 00:45 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting St Andrews Castle

  • 95% of people who visit St Andrews include St Andrews Castle in their plan

  • 50.75% of people start their St Andrews Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St Andrews Castle

Monday, Thursday and Friday

73.61% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St Andrews Castle

People normally club together Swilken Bridge and St Andrews Cathedral while planning their visit to St Andrews Castle.

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  • Lovely staff, lovely place. The mine is brilliant if a bit terrifying but kids love it. The dungeon hole is also quite scared and again the kids love it! The castle is great to walk around and explore with all is tales and history and has the most amazing views. Will happily take up an hour or so of your time. Right in the centre of the city so easy to do as part of a trip to At Andrews.

  • Really cool ruins. We liked the fact that it was so open and our family could split up and check things out at our own pace and not lose sight of each other. They also have signs that show locations of where rooms and things used to be. Fun castle especially if you’re in town checking out the Old Course.

  • That Castle is part of Historic Scotland. A place full of vibrant history, power, church, Kings, and drama happened there. Interesting to learn how revolution happened there and nice to see the tunnel. Located next to the sea it's an interesting beautiful castle. Fee entrance is £6, free for members lf Historic Scotland. In entrance building there's a mini shop and an exhibition where explains its history.

  • So much history to explore. Well laid out with plenty information. Make sure you're feeling fit for climbing the many stairs in St Rule tower - views at the top of St Andrews are spectacular and well worth it. You even get a certificate to say you've done it! Ok, that's maybe for the kids 😉 I still asked for one!

  • A must visit to anybody visiting St Andrews, the castle is a real treat for anybody who's into history. Although don't expect to see a built castle, because it's more ruins! We had a great day visiting it though while visiting St Andrews. There are information signs around every part of the castle, giving rich detail into their history. A great little gift shop also for any tourists looking for a gift.

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