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St Andrews Castle

St. Andrews Castle The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AR, Scotland
+44 1334 477196
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On a headland to the north of St Andrews stand the ruins of the town's castle, the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews - the focal point of the Church in medieval Scotland. Today explore the underground 16th century siege mine and countermine and the bottle dungeon. There is a visitor centre with exhibition.
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St. Andrews Castle The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AR, Scotland
+44 1334 477196
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great stop if in St Andrews. The shop/museum does a great job of getting anyone up to speed on the history before you enter the castle. Easily accessible for anyone with disabilities, the ruins are just what you imagine when you think of an ancient...More

Thank MrNeverHome
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go with the understanding that St Andrews castle is in ruins, then you will not be disappointed. The views are breathtaking and the stories are interesting. The staff are friendly and helpful. It is an easy walk from the golf course area, the...More

Thank TarHeelBorn1
Reviewed 1 week ago

What you see from the outside is what you see on the inside. Really not worth the money. There is literally no artefacts or anything to see and normally when I visit a castle, I can feel the history, but not hereMore

Thank reddave249
ByHistoricScotland, Marketing Executive at St Andrews Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback on St Andrews Castle which is always welcome. The admission price to St Andrews Castle does include access to the unique underground mine and countermine and the bottle dungeon. The admission costs for St Andrews Castle are regularly reviewed to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to have absolutely gorgeous weather during our visit... lovely blue skies and warm temps. The staff here is very pleasant and helpful, and the visitor center is well planned out. I liked the fact that this castle wasn't crowded. It was easy...More

Thank lyrix428
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the castle on a wet day. The castle itself is ok with good coastal views. I thought £6 was a tad overpriced considering there's not much left of the castle to explore. I wouldn't recommend anyone go out there way to see it but...More

Thank Stevie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Run by Historic Scotland, this castle ( in its ruined condition) is well maintained, being honest other than the perimeter walls there isn't much to see here but there are some great views along the coast ( the scores) and an interesting little tunnel to...More

Thank sasalan999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great ruin of a castle with some fantastic history to it. Lots of effort has been made to make this enjoyable for all ages.

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The heavy fog on the day we visited, or "har" as it is known to the locals, allowed for some very beautiful and unique photos.

Thank Mercedes S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time Nice exhibit before entering the ruins helped understand the history of the castle and surrounding area

Thank LanStandrew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ruin to explore, especially if the weather is good. Great views from the castle across the sea

Thank Jerryhill057
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Michelle K
Does anyone know if you can find beach or sea glass in this area?
28 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!
Carole C
If we drive to St. Andrews Castle, what is fee to see the castle?
9 August 2015|
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Response from ByHistoricScotland | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Admission to St Andrews Castle costs £5.50 or an adult, £4.40 concession and £3.30 for a child. A joint ticket for the cathedral and castle costs £8 adult, £6.40 concession and £4.80 child. You... More