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St. Andrews Sights

St. Rule's Tower

  • Off Pends Rd. Map It
  • St. Andrews
  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Updated 10/08/2013

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Local legend has it that St. Andrews was founded by St. Regulus, or Rule, who, acting under divine guidance, carried relics of St. Andrew by sea from Patras in Greece. He was shipwrecked on this Fife headland and founded a church. The holy man's name survives in the cylindrical tower, consecrated in 1126 and the oldest surviving building in St. Andrews. Enjoy dizzying views of town from the top of the tower, reached via a steep stairs.

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Off Pends Rd., St. Andrews, KY16 9QL, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • £4.20, includes St. Andrews Cathedral
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–5:30; Oct.–Mar., daily 9:30–4:30

Updated 10/08/2013


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