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Over 28 of our staffed sites have now reopened and we are delighted to welcome you back. Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry. Find out more and book now


Prices and opening times


We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe. 

Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry.

Free entry, but donations are welcome.

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Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and they still require an admission ticket.

Opening times

1 April to 31 March:
Daily except Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Closed for lunch daily from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

It may also close for private services, if travelling specifically to see the site, please call the cathedral on 01786 823 388 in advance to check to avoid disappointment. 


25 and 26 December
1 and 2 January

Unexpected closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close at short notice.

Before you travel, you can view current unexpected closures.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

1 Apr to 31 Mar:
Daily except Sun, 10am to 4pm

Closed for lunch from 12.30pm to 1.30pm


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More than 20 of our sites are now open. Please book your tickets in advance.

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