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St Andrews Cathedral


The cathedral was the largest in Scotland, and is now an extensive ruin. The remains date mainly from the 12th and 13th centuries, and large parts of the precinct walls have survived intact. Close by is St Rule's church, which the cathedral was built to replace. St Rule's probably dates from before the Norman Conquest, and is considered the most interesting Romanesque church in Scotland.

Further information

Tel: 01334 472563

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Historic Scotland


Cathedral: £4.50 (ch 5-5 £2.70, under 5 free, concessions £3.60); Cathedral & Castle £8 (ch 5-15 £4.80, under 5 free, concessions £6.40). Members/Explorer Pass holders free

Opening times

Open all year daily, Apr-Sep 9.30-5.30
Oct-Mar 9.30-4.30 (last entry 30mins before closing). St Rule's tower closes at 3pm Dec-Jan. Closed 25-26 Dec. Please call for New Year opening times




Partly accessible. St Rule's Tower not accessible to wheelchair users, some areas of visitor centre only accessible via steps
Disabled toilets accessed by token available from cathedral shop

St Andrews Cathedral

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