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Interior Of The Old Church Of St Regulus Cathedral Ruins St Andrews Fife Scotland July 15th [00:52]
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Tour St Andrews Cathedral Fife Scotland [08:25]
Tour Scotland video of St Andrews Cathedral, Fife. The 16th Century precinct wall encloses the cathedral ruins and the church of St Regulus also known as St Rule. The imposing St Regulus Church with its lofty western tower may well have been the shrine built to shelter the relics of Saint Andrew. Queen Margaret's son, Alexander I, nominated Robert, Prior of Scone as Bishop of St Andrews, and it was he who built the church between 1127 and 1144. The Square Tower has a magnificent panorama of St Andrews. Bishop Robert founded the priory around 1159 and his successor Bishop Arnold began work on the new cathedral, which was consecrated in 1318 by Bishop Lamberton in the presence of Robert the Bruce. Only the 12th Century east end, late 13th Century west gables and the south wall of the nave remain of this once immense building with its 10 bay nave. Following the troubles of the Reformation. subsequent neglect and 17th Century quarrying for stone, this once noble building was reduced to the the ruins you can see now. The remains of what was Scotland's largest and most magnificent church and the graveyard are most definitely worth a visit.
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