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Monday, 16 April 2007

Cottage Scotland St Andrews Castle


Cottage Scotland St Andrews Castle

Completed in about 1400, St Andrews castle was the work of Bishop Trail. With steep cliffs protecting it to the north and east, thick curtain walls and rock cut ditches on its landward side it was built to be easily defended.

Within these walls were five square towers providing residence for the bishop, his large household and guests. Ranges were built along the inside of each length of curtain wall and further accommodation was provided in outer courtyards to the south and west.