West Port, St Andrews

  • Junction of South Street and Bridge Street, St Andrews KY16 9EG



Step through the best preserved city gate in Scotland, leading to the heart of a medieval town.

The West Port of St Andrews was built in 1587 as a monumental entrance to the city’s South Street. It was less a defensive structure than it was a symbol of civic pride.

Its design is based on that of the Netherbow in Edinburgh – which, in turn, was modelled on Paris’s Porte Saint-Honore. The gate was extensively refurbished in 1843.

Opening times

Open year-round. View exterior only.

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