St Andrews Cathedral

The Pends, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9QL

01334 472 563


Carers tickets

In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.

We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.


On-street parking is available nearby. Visitors can be dropped off in front of the war memorial at the top of North Street.

Bike parking

There are no bike racks at the monument. The nearest bike racks are located next to the University Library. There are some cycle lockers at the St Andrews Bus station

Approach to site

Entrance to the site is via the memorial gate. The memorial gate gives level access to a compacted gravel path which leads down the length of the site.


Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Visitors' dogs are not permitted at St Andrews Cathedral. 

Visiting the site

  • The visitor centre is accessed over cut grass and a 100m area with narrow strips of concrete at the entrance
  • There is level access to the two main rooms of the museum via two ramps. One of the ramps is situated near the entrance of the visitor centre. The other ramp is situated on the other side of the building and is opened by a steward when requested. There are four steps to access the shop and a further five steps to access the third smaller room of the museum. Light levels are low in parts of the museum
  • The cathedral grounds are mainly on ground level though there are numerous steps and raised thresholds. There are many gravestones and other trip hazards surrounding the main walkways. 


There is one adapted toilet on site.

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Opening times

Please note, the Museum and St Rule's Tower may not be open for your visit. See a list of closures on the 'Prices and opening times' tab.

As a precautionary measure, while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently restricted access. The ruins of St Andrews Cathedral are open but there are fences surrounding the walls of the Cathedral. A section of the graveyard and a number of unstable gravestones are also fenced off for safety until they can be stabilised.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm (museum opens at 10am)
Last entry 4.45pm

Museum and St Rule's Tower closures:
Mon 11 and Tues 12 Sept
Thur 14 and Fri 15 Sept
Sat 16 Sept
Wed 20 to Fri 22 Sept
Tues 26 to Wed 30 Sept

On days where the museum and tower are closed, entry to the grounds is free of charge.

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm


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