St Andrews Cathedral , St Andrews

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

Address: The Pends, St. Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9QL, UK

Phone: +44-1334472563

Ticket Price: 5 EUR

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

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

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Dating back to at least 8th century, the St Andrews Cathedral is Scotland’s largest and most beautiful medieval church. The church museum has a collection of medieval sculptures, relics and Sarcophagus of the Patron Saint dating back to the age of Picts (a Tribal population that lived during the Late Iron Age and Early Medieval period).

The church marks the time when the Cathedral dominated the Scottish religion until the mid 16th century. Don’t forget to climb to the top of the 33-meter tall St. Rule’s Tower for the fabulous view.

St Andrews Cathedral Information

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

St Andrews Cathedral Ticket Prices

Admission for St Andrews Cathedral only.

  • Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
  • Adult: Euros4.50
  • Child aged 5–15 years: Euros2.70
  • Child under 5 years: FREE
  • Concession: Euros3.60

Admission for St Andrews Castle and Cathedral:

  • Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
  • Adult: Euros 8
  • Child aged 5–15 years: Euros 4.80
  • Child under 5 years: FREE
  • Concession: Euros 6.40

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

Admission prices are subject to change.

St Andrews Cathedral Opening and Closing Hours

  • Last entry is 30 minutes before closing. Monument may close for lunch.
  • St Rule’s Tower closes at 3:00 pm in December and January, and will close at other times in high winds.
  • Unexpected closures: during adverse weather or other reasons.

How To reach St Andrews Cathedral by Public Transport

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

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  • Absolutely awed by the remnants of the cathedral! Whatever little remaining is sufficient to keep one wondering about the past glory of this place. Walking amidst the engraved tombstones of people gone by centuries ago, transports one to another era. The view of the sea is spectacular. The weather beaten cathedral against the backdrop of the unbeaten nature! Visit the place only if you are in a mood to muse!

  • Careful with the time you arrive. In October last entry is 15.30, so I was late. What I saw from the outside. Huge cathedral, but only small remains. Really nice view with the tombs and remaining towers

  • St Andrews is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, mostly because of its cathedral. It is very well cared for and free to visit. It does not matter if you visit on a rainy day, all weathers give you a different perspective of this great monument. As you walk in from the main entrance, the first thing you see is a lonely tree framing a landscape of grave stones paving the ground around the cathedral. There are few sights as classically romantic as this one. Should not miss the chance to see it if you are visiting Scotland.

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  • During my last days in Scotland I decided to spend weekends travelling, alone, on one of which I visited St Andrews. The Cathedral is an identity of the town of St Andrews and a very beautiful place worth visiting. Although almost in ruins, it still succeeds to impress with the massive structure and huge area it had covered. You don't have to pay to wander around the ruins and the cemetery, but a single ticket is enough for the cathedral museum, St Rules Tower and the St Andrews Castle nearby, worth every penny! Climbing the St Rules Tower through the rock-cut very cozy stairs could be a bit difficult, especially for plumps (I meant fat ;-) ) but indeed would be an amazing experience. What a spectacular view of the town you can have from the top! You'll never regret climbing the tower. The castle nearby is a bit more enjoyable. Museum is also good.

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  • On a sunny day, it made for a great place to stroll through. The ruins are majestic, and surprisingly extensive, given how little remains. (Also very well kept; the grounds being highly maintained.) If you're interested in the history of the place, there are informative signs dotted about that offer interesting context and tidbits. Otherwise, it's definitely worth the visit just for the spectacle.

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