St Andrews Cathedral

Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

The Pends, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9QU

    The remains of St Andrews Cathedral, which was Scotland’s largest cathedral and most magnificent church, show how impressive it used to be.

    The museum houses an outstanding collection of early and later medieval sculptures and other relics found on the site, including the magnificent St Andrews Sarcophagus of Pictish date. The precinct walls are particularly well preserved.

    St Rule's Tower, in the precinct, is part of the first church of the Augustinian canons at St Andrews built in the early 12th century. There are splendid views from the top.

    Tickets are available for the cathedral or there are joint tickets for the cathedral and St Andrews Castle.

    The grounds are accessible to visitors using wheelchairs although help may be needed to cross foundation stones. The primary display of carved stones in the visitor centre is accessible but there are four steps to the shop and a further four steps to the secondary display of post reformation grave stones. St Rule's Tower is not suitable for visitors with physical disabilities.

    Very occasionally the property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check the Historic Scotland closures page for any unexpected site closures You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

    4 Historic Attraction
    Green Tourism Gold Ancestral Welcome Mobility difficulties
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Summer: 1 April - 30 Sept Daily 9.30am - 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)
    Winter: 1 October - 31 March Daily 10am - 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)
    St Rule's tower may be closed during high winds.

    Ticket Information
    Adult £4.50 per ticket
    Child £2.70 per ticket
    Concession £3.60 per ticket

    Joint ticket with St Andrews Castle available
    Adult £8.00 Child £4.80 Concession £6.40

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Shop


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    • Children Welcome

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