St Andrews Castle , St Andrews

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St Andrews Castle , St Andrews - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK

Phone: +44-1334477196

Ticket Price: 6 EUR

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Time Required: 00:45 Mins

Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

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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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  • Not a huge castle but most definitely worth a visit as it's beautifully presented with many informative signs. The tunnel which runs below it is like nothing I've ever experienced before, it was the most chilling and captivating experience of connecting with history I've ever done, it left me quite speechless to be crawling along a 500 year old tunnel connected to such a life changing time in world history. Awesome!

  • It was closed when we got there. Weather was good, but looks like good to visit in summer. It mostly a ruin, so there is places to sit on benches and imagine.

  • Still has some rooms left to see, mostly a ruin with an open centre that Has a covered well, some great views out to sea and the tunnel is great and worth visiting just for that. Kids enjoyed the story of the tunnel aswell as actually clambering down it. Maybe not suitable if you suffer from claustrophobia or if your dressed in your best kit as it's fairly tight in places and damp(it's a tunnel:) as castles go it's a gid ane, and there's beaches and ice cream to be had in St Andrews with a short walk 😀

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  • One of my favorite places to visit in Scotland. We had been telling our children for years about the mine and countermine, and they were absolutely thrilled to experience it for themselves this summer. Beautiful location, a very decent small museum display to contextualize the history of the castle and St. Andrews itself, and very helpful staff.

  • Excellent ruin within easy access from St Andrews, Well worth a visit and if your feeling fit enough climb down into the tunnels below the castle, "Not for the claustrophobic"

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