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Over 20 of our staffed sites have now reopened and we are delighted to welcome you back. Booking in advance is essential. Find out more and book now


Prices and opening times

The cathedral is now open and we are delighted to welcome you back.


We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you will not be able to visit without booking online in advance.

Book tickets now

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

Donations are welcome.

What will be open during your visit

Due to social distancing and the overall safety of our visitors and staff, some areas of the castle will remain closed.

  • One way system round the main ground floor areas
  • All external areas will be open via paths
  • Chapter house (capacity restricted)

Opening times

Advance booking required

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

The cathedral is now open and we are delighted to welcome you back.

1 Apr to 31 Mar:
Mon to Sat, 10am to 4pm


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