St Andrews Cathedral

  • Attractions
  • Outside the City

Iconic, picturesque, atmospheric and steeped in heritage, the remains of this awe-inspiring church are a must-visit for all history buffs.

Explore the remains of Scotland’s largest and most magnificent medieval church. Even in its ruinous state, the cathedral remains a prominent landmark highly visible from the sea.

  • Find out how the cathedral dominated Scottish religion until 1560, as headquarters of the medieval Scottish Church
  • Marvel at its scale – the cathedral was the seat of Scotland’s leading bishops (and, from 1472, archbishops)
  • Learn about the site used for worship since at least the 700s, when St Andrew’s relics are said to have been brought here
  • Get up close to Scotland’s most complete and imposing enclosure walls, encircling the cathedral precinct
  • View early and later medieval sculpture and other relics found on the site in the cathedral museum
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the cathedral. Available on site
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  • Gift Shop
  • History & Heritage
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  • St Andrews Cathedral
  • The Pends
  • St Andrews
  • Fife
  • KY16 9QL

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