Saint Andrews Cathedral Ruins – Place to See in Scotland

Share/Bookmark

Once the largest and most important church in Scotland, St Andrew’s Cathedral (1160-1318) now lies in picturesque ruins overlooking the North Sea in St Andrews. In addition to the Norman and Gothic ruins of the medieval cathedral, it includes St Rule’s Tower and a museum with an important Pictish sarcophagus. It was the seat of the Bishops of St Andrews from its foundation in 1158 until it fell into disuse after the Reformation. The ruins indicate the great size of the building at 350 feet (over 100 metres) long.

saint andrew scotland Saint Andrews Cathedral Ruins   Place to See in Scotland

saint andrew scotland1 Saint Andrews Cathedral Ruins   Place to See in Scotland

saint andrew scotland2 Saint Andrews Cathedral Ruins   Place to See in Scotland

saint andrew scotland3 Saint Andrews Cathedral Ruins   Place to See in Scotland

saint andrew scotland4 Saint Andrews Cathedral Ruins   Place to See in Scotland

saint andrew scotland5 Saint Andrews Cathedral Ruins   Place to See in Scotland

saint andrew scotland6 Saint Andrews Cathedral Ruins   Place to See in Scotland

saint andrew scotland7 Saint Andrews Cathedral Ruins   Place to See in Scotland

saint andrew scotland8 Saint Andrews Cathedral Ruins   Place to See in Scotland

saint andrew scotland9 Saint Andrews Cathedral Ruins   Place to See in Scotland

saint andrew scotland10 Saint Andrews Cathedral Ruins   Place to See in Scotland

credit: Chrissy Olson




Relevant Articles





Leave a comment

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,