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  • Address: The Scores, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
  • Hours: Hours vary by season
  • Admission: Adult £5.50, Child £3.30

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St Andrews Castle Tours

St. Andrews Castle on the east coast of Scotland dates back to the 1100s and was home to the Archbishops of St. Andrews. It was once the main administrative center of the Scottish church. The castle was badly damaged during the Wars of Independence and little of the original castle remains today. The new castle was finished around 1400 and was built to be easily defended. Steep cliffs to the north and east protected the castle, and the building included thick curtain walls and ditches. Five square towers served as living space for the bishop, his large household, and guests. 

Later St. Andrews Castle served as a prison. Visitors can see the bottle dungeon where John Knox and George Wishart may have been imprisoned. Cardinal Beaton's body was also kept here after his murder. The mine gives visitors a sense of what medieval siege warfare was like. The castle also offers impressive views of the sea over the rugged rocky coast. 

Practical Info

St. Andrews Castle is located 73 miles from Glasgow and 51 miles from Edinburgh. 

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Shore Excursion to the Kingsbarns Distillery and St Andrews from South Queensferry, Edinburgh, null
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Shore Excursion to the Kingsbarns Distillery and St Andrews from South Queensferry

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Embark on this exciting distillery and St. Andrews tour, with a pick up from your cruise ship and enjoy a tasting of fine local spirits at the Kingsbarns ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $146.76
Historic Scotland Explorer Pass, Edinburgh, Ports of Call Tours
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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 57 Reviews

Enjoy free entry to 78 of Scotland's top attractions with the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass – a flexible sightseeing pass that allows you to visit the sites ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $41.36
St Andrews and The Villages of Fife Day Trip from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Sightseeing Passes
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St Andrews and The Villages of Fife Day Trip from Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

Enjoy a charming day tour of St Andrews and the Villages of Fife, with up to 3 hours free time exploring the medieval town of St Andrews. Follow the Scottish ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.70
St Andrews, Falkland and Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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St Andrews, Falkland and Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery Tour from Edinburgh

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This tour combines stunning East Neuk fishing villages, a journey through Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery, the beautiful Falkland Palace and St Andrews: a place ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $52.03

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