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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

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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 at 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 (included in the admission price). A narrow (69cm) and uneven spiral staircase leads to the top.


An adapted toilet is available within the grounds of the cathedral. 

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome:

  • at all Historic Scotland properties
  • within roofed areas

View our access guide to find out about accessibility at more than 80 of our sites.

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