Blackfriars Chapel
Blackfriars Chapel
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Ronald R
Stromness, UK309 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This was closed off when we visited but we could still read the information board, which provides all the info needed about this place. located in a small park area on South Street, it is the last remains of the Dominican Priory.
Written 12 May 2022
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Anthony O
Los Angeles, CA92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Easy to find and practically in the middle of town, a great way to spend a few minutes seeing the shell of a 1500s era chapel. Would be even better if there were some additional signs and/or plaques to give you some more history of what is clearly a historic relic.
Written 19 November 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
This out of place structure is all that remains of a chapel of the Dominican Friars priory that stood until it was destroyed by the zeal of Protestant reformers in 1559. Not much left to see of the Gothic structure other than the shell, but there is some information at the chapel explaining its history.
Written 12 September 2020
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The ruins of Blackfriars Chapel are all that remain of the former friary of St Mary, which was destroyed in 1559. The chapel ruins are part of one of the university colleges and front onto the street. The ruins are rather attractive and atmospheric, especially at night when they are lit up.
Certainly worth a wee look.
Written 13 November 2019
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JMD1951
Stone Mountain, GA279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Not a lot to see, but with enough information provided. Another byproduct of the reformation. Right alongside the hustle and bustle that is St Andrews. Worth the ten minutes to snap a few photos and soak up the ambiance.
Written 4 September 2019
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Karen J S
Wilmington, DE338 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
surrounded by shops and restaurants and parking places, this jewel just stops you in your tracks. Hauntingly beautiful this time of year because there are leaves "drooping" over the chapel. It's hard to miss if you are in downtown St. Andrews.
Written 6 August 2019
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Martin H
Stockport, UK640 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
On one of the main streets I came across this by accident. the ruins are quite limited but there is an informative board outside detailing the impact of religious intolerance in what was then quite a distant part of the UK
Written 29 May 2019
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DSC-NOVA
Fairfax, VA2,912 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Definitely a stop and snap location in St Andrews, Blackfriars Chapel is a small ruins, all that is left of the former Dominican friary of St Mary. The friary was destroyed in 1559 and only the north transept of the chapel now survives.

It’s easy enough to find, since it is located at the crossroads of Bell Street and South Street, outside Madras College. There isn’t much to be done other than walk around the structure and take a photo or two and then head to one of the nearby restaurants.
Written 22 December 2018
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Andrew
Budapest, Hungary153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Business
There is not much left of this once great monastery. Another victim of the reformation, what remains of this church is easily seen on one of the main streets and it is worth a 10 minutes break to walk around it and to take a few photos and to read the signs.
Written 7 November 2018
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Michael I
London, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Nice little ruin in the central areas of St Andrews, certainly adds a medieval touch to local ambience.
Written 31 October 2018
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