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Located on the edge of the rugged coastline of Fife, St Andrews Castle is a super destination for history buffs and castle enthusiasts alike. This striking fortress, which dates back to the 13th century, boasts a dramatic setting overlooking the North Sea and offers visitors a glimpse into Scotland's turbulent past.

Explore the castle's ruins and discover the underground mine and counter-mine, once used as a defence mechanism during sieges. The castle also served as a lavish residence for bishops and archbishops in the past, and visitors can admire the stunning architectural features that remain. Be sure to visit the bottle dungeon, which was used to imprison political dissidents, and learn about the castle's connection to the infamous Scottish Reformation.

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Open hours today: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Monday

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • April 23, 2024 9:41 pm local time

    The information on Monty's Guide website is advisory and some places have restricted access during temporary closures or special event days. Please be sure to check the website of the place you intend to visit before travelling

Additional visitor information

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 4.45pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.15pm

For full details of our opening hours, please visit our website.

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