Blackfriars Chapel

Visit a tranquil ruin amid the bustle of a busy street. Blackfriars Chapel is a rare remnant of the many Dominican friaries built across Scotland during the Middle Ages.

Blackfriars Chapel

About Blackfriars Chapel

Blackfriars Chapel South Street, St Andrews KY16 9EH
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Blackfriars Chapel was built in the 1520s as an addition to the church of the Dominican Friars, built about 10 years earlier.

It didn’t last long, though – in 1559, Protestant reformers ‘violently expelled’ the friars ‘from their destroyed place’. Soon this chapel was all that remained of the friary. It now stands on a busy street in St Andrews.

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