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St Andrews Cathedral - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

The Pends, St Andrews KY16 9QL, UK

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About St Andrews Cathedral

The Cathedral of St Andrew is a ruined cathedral in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It was built in 1158 and became the centre of the Medieval Catholic Church in Scotland as the seat of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and the Bishops and Archbishops of St Andrews. It fell into disuse and ruin after Catholic mass was outlawed during the 16th-century Scottish Reformation. It is currently a monument in the custody of Historic Environment Scotland. The ruins indicate that the building was approximately 11


Attractions Near St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Castle0.31km from St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Castle is a ruin located in the coastal Royal Burgh of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. The castle sits on a rocky promontory overlooking a small beach called Castle Sands and the adjoining North Sea. It housed the burgh’s wealthy and powerful bishops while St Andrews served as the ecclesiastical centre of Scotland during the years before the Protestant Reformation. In their Latin charters, the Archbishops of St Andrews wrote of the castle as their palace, signing, "apud Palatium nostrum

East Sands Leisure Centre
East Sands Leisure Centre0.93km from St Andrews Cathedral

It is a great day out for all the family. Its facilities include freeform pool with sloping beach area, tropical palms, giant flume and aqua run inflatable, squash courts, gym, snooker and pool, steam room and spa bath.

The R&A World Golf Museum
The R&A World Golf Museum0.95km from St Andrews Cathedral

The R&A World Golf Museum is located opposite the clubhouse of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews, Scotland. The R&A owns and operates the museum. The museum, which opened in 1990, documents the history of golf from Medieval times to the present, including the men's and women's games, British and international, both professional and amateur. Exhibits include historic equipment, memorabilia and art work, documentation, the history of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, and the rules and t

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews0.96km from St Andrews Cathedral

It is considered the oldest golf course in the world. It is a public course over common land in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland and is held in trust by the St Andrews Links Trust under an act of Parliament. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews clubhouse sits adjacent to the first tee, although it is but one of many clubs that have playing privileges on the course, along with some other non-clubhouse owning clubs and the general public.

Old Course
Old Course1.01km from St Andrews Cathedral

The Old Course at St Andrews, also known as the Old Lady or the Grand Old Lady, is considered the oldest golf course in the world. It is a public course over common land in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland and is held in trust by the St Andrews Links Trust under an act of Parliament. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews clubhouse sits adjacent to the first tee, although it is but one of many clubs that have playing privileges on the course, along with some other non-clubhouse owning clubs and

St Andrews Museum
St Andrews Museum1.04km from St Andrews Cathedral

The St Andrews Museum is a museum focusing on the history of the town of St Andrews in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. The Museum holds a permanent collection of objects of historical value that are related to the town of St Andrews. It explores the history of the town from its beginnings to the present day; as well as also hosting temporary exhibitions.

Where is St Andrews Cathedral

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Fife
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Fife is a council area, historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area of Scotland. It is situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with inland boundaries with Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. Fife is Scotland's third largest local authority area by population. It has a resident population of just under 367,000, over a third of whom live in the three principal towns, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.

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