The Cathedral

The location of Patrick Hamilton’s trial. The site was used for worship since the 8th century, although work on the cathedral itself was begun in 1160–2 by Bishop Arnold. During the reformation it began a focal point for Protestant dissatisfaction with the Roman Church, and by the 1560s the cathedral was abandoned.

Cathedral then and now

Reconstruction of the nave of St Andrew’s Cathedral (Credit: Open Virtual Worlds / Smart History) and what remains today

Click here for a 360 degree virtual tour of the modern ruins of the Cathedral.

Cathedral Exterior 1

A reconstruction of the cathedral (Credit: Open Virtual Worlds / Smart History)


The video below provides a virtual tour of the cathedral as it stood in the late fourteenth century. (Credit: Open Virtual Worlds / Smart History)