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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


Plan your visit

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

Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry.

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What will be open during your visit

  • One-way system in operation
  • Retail offering
  • Disabled access via wheelchair lift at West Door
  • View-only access to lower chapterhouse
  • North and South aisle (Central aisle can be viewed from crossing area)

Some areas/facilities remain closed for now

What to expect from your visit

Safety measures: 

  • Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
  • We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting

Face coverings:

  • In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions).
  • Masks will not be provided, so make sure you bring one with you
  • Face shields (e.g. visors) no longer count as face coverings on their own. They can only be worn in conjunction with other face covering
  • Face coverings are not required while visiting external areas of the sites
  • If you feel wearing a face covering at all times during your visit (including in external areas) will make you more comfortable, then please wear one, as we want you to enjoy your visit as much as possible

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Opening times

The cathedral will be shut between 10am-11am on Wednesday 8 December and all day on Sunday 12 December.

1 Apr to 24 Dec:
Mon to Sat, 10am to 4pm (closed for lunch 12pm to 1pm)
Sun, 1pm to 4pm

29 to 31 Dec: 
Daily, 10am to 4pm (closed for lunch 12pm to 1pm)

5 Jan to 31 Mar:
Mon to Sat, 10am to 4pm (closed for lunch 12pm to 1pm)
Sun, 1pm to 4pm


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