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St. Andrews Castle (St. Andrews)

St. Andrews Castle is a historic building at St. Andrews in the old Kingdom of Fife.

It stands close to the sea, and not far from St. Andrews Cathedral.

The castle was originally built in the early 13th century as the Bishop`s Palace, and was attacked many times in the turbulent Middle Ages, being rebuilt in the 16th century.

John Knox, the religious reformer, took refuge here in 1547, but when the castle surrendered to the French fleet he and his companions were sent off to sea as galley slaves.

The Bottle Dungeon, narrower at the top than the bottom, has no means of escape other than the roof, and nobody ever escaped from it.

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