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St Andrews Castle
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
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The ruins of St Andrews Castle stand on a high cliff, not far from the equally ruinous remains of St Andrews Cathedral. Like the cathedral, the castle was built by the powerful Bishops of St Andrews. The oldest part of the castle dates from the 13th century, but one of the more interesting features is a counter-mine dug by defenders during the religious troubles of the mid-16th century, to defend against a mine dug under the castle by The Earl of Arran's men.

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