Category Archives: Ruins

Hole in the Wall

This is one of the gates in the sandstone walls that surround St Leonards School in St Andrews. Like many old walls in the town it is most likely built using the stone from ruined St Andrews Cathedral. The “turrets” … Continue reading

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Winter at the Ruins

Winter at the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Building started in 1158 and continued for over 100 years and was in use until the reformation in 1559. When intact it had 6 turrets, two of which are visible in the … Continue reading

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The Square Tower

Or St Rule’s tower to give it its proper name. The tower is part of the church that was built in 1127AD to hold the relics of Saint Andrew, Saint Rule (aka Saint Regulus) is said to have brought the … Continue reading

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Rays of the Arch

This is part of the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. The sun was very low in the sky and I kinda shot this without looking through the viewfinder trying not to blind myself in the process. (wish I had live … Continue reading

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Blackfriars Chapel

Sitting outside Madras College, Blackfriars Chapel is all that remains of a once large monastery on the site. The Blackfriars were established in St Andrews by Bishop William Wishart and were known for their white robes with black crosses and … Continue reading

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Blackfiars Chapel – St Andrews

Sitting outside Madras College, Blackfriars Chapel is all that remains of a once large monastery on the site. The Blackfriars were established in St Andrews by Bishop William Wishart and were known for their white robes with black crosses and … Continue reading

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The Pends – After Dark

The Pends in St Andrews is thought to be one of the gateways to the Priory or the Cathedral . The road is still in use today and leads down to the Harbour through these ruined arches. This HDR was … Continue reading

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cathedral at sunset

The sun setting behind the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Building of the Catherdal started in 1160AD. The work took nearly 150 years to complete. It was ruined after the reformation in 1559.

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The Pends, St Andrews

The Pends in Standrews is believed to be one of the gateways into the monastery. This is an HDR taken during a five minute interval in the rain that seemed to be falling all day.

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St Andrews Castle, Fife, Scotland

So I was out and about in St Andrews the other day and boy was it cold and windy! So much for the spring sunshine. St Andrews Castle has stood the test of the north sea for going on 800 … Continue reading

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