top of page

North Street St Andrews

North Street St Andrews is a main thoroughfare of St Andrews and is where you can find many attractions including St Salvator's Chapel and Tower.

Also were James Gregory mathematically established a meridian line prior to Greenwich, where the worlds time lines are calculated from (GMT). 

St Andrews Heritage Museum
North Street St Andrews

Heritage Museum St Andrews

St Andrews Heritage Museum and Garden located 12 North Street in a 17th century house and garden. The Museum and Garden is one of the oldest houses in the old town of St Andrews. The museum is all about St Andrews the people and their lives from the 1700s Our Garden is a hidden gem and, as well as a sensory garden and a variety of plants, visitors can enjoy exhibitions and installations throughout. Our dedicated an enthusiastic museum guides look forward to meeting you and sharing the rich heritage of St Andrews and its people.

College Gate
North Street St Andrews

College Gate North Street St Andrews

Younger Hall St Andrews

Younger Hall is the main venue for

St Andrews University graduation ceremonies.   James and Annie Younger, local philanthropists donated funds for the building which was opened in 1929 by 

HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

College Gate.JPG

Fitzroy Barometer
North Street St Andrews

Admiral Robert Fitzroy

(5 July 1805 – 30 April 1865)

Admiral Fitzroy was a famous meteorologist who made accurate weather forecasting a reality.

He was Governor of New Zealand

in 1843 till 1845. He was also the captain of HMS Beagle and invited Charles Darwin to be a scientific passenger on the voyage which lasted 5 years.

This was to give Darwin his inspiration for

The Theory of Evolution.

Admiral Fitzroy Barometer St Andrews

Benjamin Franklin Plaque
North Street St Andrews

Honours bestowed upon Benjamin Franklin by St Andrews Scotland.

The Plaque reads;

"Benjamin Franklin.

In 1759 the University of St. Andrews awarded

an honorary doctor of laws degree to

Benjamin Franklin and the city of

St. Andrews granted him

the freedom of the Burgh.

This marker commemorates the

conferring of these honours.

Marked places by the National Society

Daughters of the American Revolution

October 2002"

James Crichton lived Here
North Street St Andrews

James Crichton

19 August 1560 – 3 July 1582

James Crichton was a most gifted individual, educated at St Andrews University completing the requirements for both his bachelor's and master's degrees by the age of 14. He became fluent in multiple languages and was accomplished in many of the arts and a master swordsman.

His tutor was the scholar, politician and poet George Buchanan

James was a gifted prodigy, with a gift of perfect recall.

He travelled to France then Italy where he eventually met his death by Vincenzo Gonzaga the son of the Duke of Mantua whom James was employed. At the age of 21. Known as "The Admirable Crichton" referred to by Charles Dickens. Many books have been written about him as he was admired by many. He has a society named after him, at St Andrews University

The James Crichton Society.

James Crichton's House North Street St Andrews

Józef Kosacki Plaque
North Street St Andrews

Józef Stanislaw Kosacki

(21 April 1909–26 April 1990) was

a Polish professor, engineer, inventor, and an officer in the Polish Army

during World War II, stationed in

St Andrews Scotland.

He the invented the Polish Mine Detector. The Ardgowan Hotel was the HQ of the Polish army during the war.

Józef Stanislaw Plaque St Andrews
bottom of page