Protestant preacher George Wishart may have been imprisoned in the castle’s bottle dungeon. Cardinal Beaton’s murdered body was certainly kept in the dank and airless hole. The assassination sparked the brutal siege of 1546–47, when opposing sides dug the remarkable mine and countermine into the rock close to the castle battlements.
Open daily 10am to 4pm (or earlier in bad weather)
Prices: Adult £7.20, Concession £5.70, Child £4.30, Child under 5 free, Family ticket 1 (1 Adult and 2 Children) £14 Family ticket 2 (2 Adults and 2 Children) £21, Family ticket 3 (2 Adults and 3 Children) £24
St Andrews Castle
Tel: 01334 477 196
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