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On-street parking is available nearby.

Approach to site

The site has three entrances:

  • two on North Street
  • one on Gregory Place

The North Street entrance by the war memorial, has a gravel path that leads to the Gregory Place gate.

From the Gregory Place gate, a grass path leads through the graveyard and around the site ruins to the visitor centre.

The southern North Street entrance has 10 steps down to the grassed monument.

Visitor centre, shop and museum

The visitor centre is accessed over cut grass and a 100m section with narrow strips of concrete at the entrance.

The shop is within the visitor centre and has steps leading into it from both sides.

The museum has steps, but step-free access is possible via a ramp, please ask a steward for assistance.


St Andrews Cathedral is mainly on ground level, though there are steps and raised thresholds throughout the grounds. Many gravestones and other trip hazards surround the main walkways.

Entry to St Rule’s Tower is through a narrow turnstile (48cm) that requires a token which is included in the admission price. A narrow (69cm) and uneven spiral staircase leads to the top.

There are induction loops at the cathedral.


There is an adapted toilet on 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. 

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