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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last Entry 3.30pm





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 are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Elgin Cathedral, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended. A no fouling rule applies at all our sites.

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