St Andrews Cathedral

The Pends, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9QL

01334 472 563
Historic Scotland

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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