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Visit the glorious St Andrew’s Cathedral in Scotland’s northern city of Fife to experience the enormity of this magnificent cathedral ruin.

St. Andrew’s Cathedral is arguably the most spectacular ruin in the UK. The cathedral spans a grand 350 ft, and its ruins still comprise of some of the six original towers. It would have made an amazing sight back in its prime!

First built in 1158, the cathedral served the people for many years, but suffered at the hands of numerous fires and storms that battered the cathedral over a number of years. The cathedral was also subject to vandalism in 1559 when its altars and images were looted and destroyed.

Apart from the breathtaking view of the cathedral itself, inside you will find a superb collection of Pictish stone carvings, as well as medieval carvings and post-reformation memorials. The monument also showcases Scotland’s most complete set of precinct walls and visitors will have the chance to browse through the catalogue of burial ground records.

 

St. Andrew’s Cathedral, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9QL
Tel: 01334 472563
Times: April – September, daily, 9.30 – 17.30
October – March, daily, 9.30 – 16.30