A municipality was established in the mid-12th century and became one of the largest towns in medieval Scotland. The castle, the ruins of which rise high on a rocky headland, was built in the early 13th century as an episcopal residence. The University of St. Andrews, the oldest in Scotland, was founded in 1411 as St. Mary's College. St. Andrews is also the home of Golf.
Few elements of medieval St. Andrews remain, but you can see some of these extraordinary sites in the photos below.
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|St. Andrews Castle||St. Andrews Castle by the Sea||Cathedral at Dawn||Wall of the Cathedral and Priory|
|Cathedral Cemetery||The Pends|