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St Andrews Cathedral


Kilrimont changed its name to St Andrews when relics of the saint were brought here by Bishop Acca of Hexam in 732AD, although there is a folklore tradition that suggests the relics found there way to St Andrews as early as 300AD when a ship carrying them and St Rule was wrecked in the harbour after travelling from Patras in Greece.

St Andrews Cathedral took 150 years to finish and was the largest in Scotland. It was consecrated in 1318 with Robert the Bruce in attendence. It was destroyed during the reformation with much damage being done immediately after a sermon given by John Knox in the parish church on 11 June 1559.

The cathedral ruins of St Andrews are said to be haunted by the apparition of a Grey Lady.


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