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St. Andrews Castle housed the Royal Burgh of St Andrews' wealthy and powerful bishops while the town served as the ecclesiastical center of Scotland during the years before the Protestant Reformation.

In the 10th Century, the bishops of St. Andrews gained overarching responsibility for the Scottish Church. Bishop Arnold (11601162) began building a new cathedral on an unprecedented scale, and Bishop Roger (11891202) began the new castle as his official residence.

Eventually destroyed during the Reformation, the Castle is now in ruins.

About St. Andrews Castle (Bishops House)

Historic Scotland: St. Andrews Castle
Wikipedia: St. Andrews Castle
Undiscovered Scotland: St. Andrews Cathedral

Journey to St. Andrews Castle (Bishops House)

St. Andrews Castle (Bishops House) is located on a rocky promontory overlooking a small beach called Castle Sands and the adjoining North Sea at the eastern end of the town of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland.

Ordnance Survey Map (NO5116816674)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the Historic Scotland St. Andrews Castle website. General tourist information may be found at the Fife website.

Additional Photos of St. Andrews Castle (Bishops House)

St. Andrews Castle (Bishops House) on a Headland in the Distance
Welcome Sign, St. Andrews Castle (Bishops House)
The Fore Tower, St. Andrews Castle (Bishops House)
Entrance, South Range, and Fore Tower (left to right), St. Andrews Castle (Bishops House)

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