Historic Scotland
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Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 October to 31 March:
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

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On-street parking is available several metres from the cathedral. Visitors can be dropped off at the entrance.

Approach to site

Entry from the street is over tarmac and paved pavements.

Visitor centre

The shop has a small threshold step.


Entry to the cathedral is down 6 stone steps (with central handrail) and up a further 4 stone steps.

Numerous small level changes and archaeological remains dot the site. The surface is mainly cut grass.

Entry to the chapter house is down stone steps (no handrail).

Access to each tower viewing point is via a narrow spiral staircase (with handrail for all but the last 10 to 15 steps).

Light levels can be very low on the stairs.


An adapted toilet is inside the shop.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome:

  • at all Historic Scotland properties
  • within roofed areas

View our access guide to find out about accessibility at more than 80 of our sites.

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