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St Andrews Castle

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St Andrews Castle is the ruins of the castle of the Archbishops of St Andrews, dating in part from the 13th century. On a headland to the north of St Andrews stand the ruins of the city's castle, the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of...more
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St. Andrews Castle The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AR, Scotland
+44 1334 477196
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here in October very windy but right on coast magic setting it must have been magic when built so much history

Thank maldonfox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibit in the visitor centre and the audio guide (a bit lengthy though, more for adults) give life to what is another sad reminder of the reformation. Parts of the ruins are very impressive, such as the tunnels/mines/countermines, while others, the great hall are...More

Thank AndrewMile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice museum and gift shop (purchased some golf balls for family) with friendly staff. The museum was easy to walk through and see the history. You could take longer and read all the details or just the highlights. Once you leave the museum you...More

Thank scotttU2747HV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the visit,not sure how they managed the weather so well!! Really informative, especially the mines and counter mines

Thank dougalrobson
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another casualty of the Reformation. A small museum and good descriptions. Very quick visit in a wonderful setting. There are lots of great castles in Scotland so missing this is ok. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

1  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This is a small “castle” (just ruins); you can probably leisurely walk the entire castle and see everything in less than 30 minutes. Do not miss out on the free audio guide, which was both entertaining and informative, a fictionalized first-person narrative of someone in...More

1  Thank ahmlaw
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The self-guided tour was excellent. We spent more time at the castle than planned listening to the audio tour at the various points of interest within the castle grounds.

Thank DRT135
Reviewed 25 September 2018

When I saw the castle I did not realise how interesting it would be. Great self audio tour. The bottle dungeon was a real eye opener and the underground mine and counter mine was like nothing I have visited before....please be careful, a bit slippery...More

Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Since our last visit there is now a very informative walk through timeline which explains the history of the castle. Outside there are many interesting corners to explore with information panels. The grounds afford excellent views of the town and the sea.

Thank R_A617
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The walks thru the ruins were beautiful and we were lucky with a beautiful clear day and sky. It was fantastic.

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Olayinka P
31 October 2017|
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Response from Terri T | Reviewed this property |
its is very close- you can walk
Michelle K
29 January 2017|
Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, it's hard to find but a keen eye and patients will pay off!