St Andrews Castle and Great Houses

Castles, Palaces and great houses of St Andrews and East Fife are part of the range of things to do when visiting St Andrews in Scotland. You will also be able to visit an excellent range of attractions, museums and of course lerant more about the world wide game of golf.

The St Andrews and East Fife area was once where Kings and Queens came to stay, as well as the wealthy in the later years. St Andrew has its own castle but there are many Castles and Great Houses, some lavishly furnished with period pieces, many with lovely gardens, which are often worth a visit in their own right. The combination of the historic buildings and beautiful gardens really make for a great day out.

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Kelie Castle by St Andrews

Kellie Castle and Garden

A fine 14th century castle built in the shape of an E plan tower, magnificent plaster ceilings, painted panelling, fine furniture, old-fashioned roses

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Falkland Palace by St Andrews

The Royal Palace of Falkland

One of the finest Renaissance palaces in Scotland, the country residence and hunting lodge of eight Stuart monarchs, including Mary, Queen of Scots.

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St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle

Played an important part in Scotland’s History, original castle here in the 12th century - bottle dungeon and mine and countermine all visible today.

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St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral was Scotland’s largest and most magnificent medieval church, from 12th century until 1561 when it was abandoned.

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Hill of Tarvit Mansion House by St Andrews

Hill of Tarvit Mansion House and Garden

Commissioned by a successful jute mill owner from Dundee in 1904. Its magnificent rooms are decorated with his extensive collections of furnishings.

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St Rules Tower in St Andrews

St Rules Tower

33 metre high St Rule's Tower dates back to the 11th century, built to hold the relics of Scotland's Patron Saint, St Andrew, brought from Greece.

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