Friday, 28 May 2010

St Andrews - 5

On a headland to the north of the burgh of St Andrews stands the castle. Steep cliffs protect is to the north and east, whilst rock-cut ditches once defended the landward approaches. The castle was the main residence of the bishops and archbishops, and as Scotland's leading churchmen, they lived in a manner reflecting their status. They also had to be prepared to defend themselves and the property of the Church, hence their strongly-fortified castle.

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