St Andrews Castle
During the middle ages, St Andrews Castle was the home of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews. They were important figures in the Scottish church, and the impressive size of the castle showed their wealth and power. The castle was repaired and rebuilt many times over history. As it came under attack during the Wars of Scottish Independence. And also in periods of religious tension and reformation. When bishops were abolished in 1592, the great building fell into disrepair.
Although the castle is now in ruins, there is still much to see. The impressive frontage still remains. And you can go into the underground mine and countermine, and look down into the bottle dungeon prison. There’s also a Visitor Centre with further information and displays.