St Andrews Cathedral

Explore the remains of Scotland’s largest and most magnificent medieval church. Even in its ruinous state, the cathedral remains a prominent landmark highly visible from the sea.

St Andrews Cathedral

About St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral The Pends, St Andrews KY16 9QL
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In light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the decision to close public access to our staffed properties and offices until further notice. All planned public events will also be postponed until further notice – full details of these can be found on our Events page in the coming days: historicenvironment.scot/whats-on.

Find out how the cathedral dominated Scottish religion until 1560, as headquarters of the medieval Scottish Church

Marvel at its scale – the cathedral was the seat of Scotland’s leading bishops (and, from 1472, archbishops)

Learn about the site used for worship since at least the 700s, when St Andrew’s relics are said to have been brought here

Get up close to Scotland’s most complete and imposing enclosure walls, encircling the cathedral precinct

View early and later medieval sculpture and other relics found on the site in the cathedral museum

Climb to the top of the 33m tall St Rule’s Tower for spectacular views across St Andrews and Fife

Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the cathedral. Available on site


Opening times:

1 Apr to 30 Sept: Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm, Last entry 5pm

Late Night Opening in July: Tues and Thur, until 8pm, Last entry 7.30pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar: Daily, 10am to 4pm, Last entry 3.30pm

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Upcoming Events at St Andrews Cathedral

365: Stories and Music

365: Stories and Music

7th September 2020 - 21st September 2020

This major new collection of Scottish contemporary literature and music in one interactive sound-art installation is taking place in St Andrews Cathedral in September.
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