St. Rule’s Tower at St Andrews Cathedral, Scotland - Encircle Photos

12 St. Rule’s Tower at St Andrews Cathedral, Scotland

Andrew the Apostle and his brother Simon Peter were disciples of Christ in the 1st century. After Saint Andrew was crucified in Patras, Greece, his body remained there until a monk named St. Regulus (Rule) began moving relics to different cities for protection. He left some behind in Scotland in 357. Beginning early in the 12th century and finished around 1144, Bishop Robert built St Regulus Church to house the relics of Scotland’s patron saint. All that remains of the original, Norman style church is this 108 foot steeple called St. Rule’s Tower. You can climb to the top for a wonderful view of the town.

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The Pends, St Andrews KY16 9QL, UK

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