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St Andrews Castle

St Andrew's Castle is the ruins of a medieval castle standing on a rocky promontory overlooking the North Sea. There is a souvenir shop and visitors center with exhibitions about its history. You can also see some of the best preserved carved and decorated fragments of the castle. The decorative Hamilton facade is particularly noteworthy.

You can look into the dungeon, 7 meters deep, where one of Britain's most infamous prisons was located. This is the so-called bottle dungeon, hewn in solid rock. Probably the only excavation in Europe under the castle walls and the counter-excavation crossed with it have survived here. They were dug during the siege of the castle - the first by the attackers, the second by the defenders.

Construction of the castle began in 1200, and over the centuries the fortress was gradually expanded. It was the property and seat of the rich and influential bishops and archbishops of St. Andrews.


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