Historic Scotland
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Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 October to 31 March:
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm




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.

What to see and do

  • 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
  • Climb to the top of the 33m tall St Rule’s Tower for spectacular views across St Andrews and Fife
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