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St Andrews Castle (HS)
St Andrews Castle (HS)

St Andrews Castle (HS)

This cliff top castle, sited dramatically overlooking the North Sea, and protected by a rock cut moat, was the secure palace home of the Archbishops of St Andrews.

For centuries, the residence of Scotland's most powerful churchmen. Some of its remarkable secrets are hewn into the rock beneath its battlements. You can explore a unique underground mine and countermine, dug during the brutal siege of 1546-7. You can also gaze into the gloomy bottle dungeon in which prisoners were confined.The castle stands on a headland looking out into the North Sea. A home to bishops, archbishops and a cardinal, it was in the thick of the struggle for hearts and minds during the Protestant Reformation.

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St Andrews
KY16 9AR
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1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm


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