St Andrews Cathedral St Andrews Cathedral

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St Andrews Cathedral

The Pends, St Andrews, KY16 9QL, United Kingdom | 01334 427 563 | Website

Venue Description

This site is currently closed as a precautionary measure while we undertake site inspections. We apologise for any inconvenience. The magnificent medieval ruins stand on a site used for Christian worship since the 8th century, when the relics of St Andrew were reputedly brought here. The cathedral dominated the religious establishment until the Protestant Reformation in 1560. Climb St Rule's Tower for a glorious view over the town. Opening times: Daily, 10am to 4pm Advance booking required.


Approach to site There are three entrances to the site, two from North Street and one from Gregory Place. The North Street entrance beside the war memorial has 10 stone steps, then a compacted gravel path to the Gregory Place gate. Thereafter access is over grass through the graveyard and around the site ruins. Visitor Centre The visitor centre is accessed over cut grass and a 100m section with narrow strips of concrete at the entrance. There is level access to the shop, and then 5 stone steps or a ramp leads to a display of carved stones. Please ask a steward to arrange ramped access to the displays. Monument St Andrews Cathedral is mainly on ground level though there are steps and raised thresholds throughout the grounds. There are many gravestones and other trip hazards surrounding the main walkways. St Rule’s Tower is reached by a narrow turnstile (48cm) requiring a token which is part of the admission price. There are narrow (69cm) and uneven spiral stairs leading to the top.

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The nearest adapted toilet is about 350m away at St Andrews Castle.


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COVID Precautions

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We have introduced safety measures and limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you will not be able to visit without booking online in advance. Although things may be a little different, we hope that you will have an enjoyable visit and will be greeted with a warm and friendly smile by staff. While some areas may be closed, we will have additional interpretation available on-site so you don't miss out.

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Assistance dogs are welcome at all our sites.

The venue says it has...

  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Access Statement
  • Online Booking

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