St Andrews Cathedral

  • Pasquale Galianni

A “must-see” for every visitor to St Andrews, the Cathedral’s ruins (free to enter) are truly spectacular – but they can only hint at the vast grandeur of what was once the largest church in Scotland. The thousands of medieval pilgrims who travelled on foot to St Andrews must have regarded the 11th and 12th Century structure with absolute awe. In fact, no more massive building was to be constructed in Scotland for a further 600 years!

A ticket for the Cathedral (purchased at the visitor centre within the grounds) allows access to the whole site, including the Cathedral Museum (which has a collection of medieval sculptures) and St Rule’s Tower. A climb to the top of this prominent structure rewards visitors with magnificent vistas of St Andrews and the surrounding Fife countryside.

Visit the Historic Scotland website for more information about visiting hours and ticket prices. A combined ticket for the Cathedral and nearby St Andrews Castle is a great way to ejoy two great sites AND save money!

We are currently raising funds to install spectacular lighting at the Cathedral. Find out more about these plans by clicking here, and please make a donation!

St Andrews Cathedral (Lighting Demonstration)

                                   St Andrews Cathedral (Lighting Demonstration)