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St. Andrews Castle

The Castle was the former Bishops' Palace, the residence of the Archbishops of St Andrews. The first castle on this site probably dates from around 1200 - evidence in itself that the office was as much political as religious in medieval times. For example, it was the Archbishop of St Andrews who, in 1306, placed the Scottish Crown upon the head of Robert the Bruce at his coronation at Scone in defiance of Edward I, an act for which the Archbishop was later imprisoned.

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Taken on June 1, 2008