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More of our sites are now available to pre-book in advance of their opening later this month. We are working hard to open other sites in the coming weeks

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Prices and opening times

Admission

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.

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Due to physical distancing and the overall safety of our visitors and staff, some areas of the cathedral will be closed and we have reduced the admission price to reflect this.

Category Reduced admission price Normal admission price
Adult (16-59yrs) £4.80 £6.00
Concession (60yrs+ and unemployed) £3.80 £4.80
Child (5-15yrs) £2.90 £3.60
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Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 5 go free. 

Concession price: this applies if you can show proof that you’re aged 60+ or unemployed.

Admission prices are subject to change.

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Free and discounted admission

  • Historic Scotland members must book their tickets online and show their ticket and valid membership on entry. 
  • English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members get half price entry in your first year and free entry for renewal and life members. You must book online in advance.
  • Carers who accompany visitors with disabilities receive free entry. The ticket for the person they are caring for must be purchased online, then please contact ticketing@hes.scot with your order number and your carer ticket can be sent to you.
  • Have a Young Scot card? Pay just £1 to visit the castle in 2020. You must show your valid Young Scot card on arrival. Please visit the Young Scot website for more details.

What will be open during your visit

  • Cathedral ruins
  • Museum (within the visitor centre)
  • Shop

Some areas/facilities will remain closed for now, we have a phased approach to re-opening while we work to make them safe.

Open

11-30 September:
Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Last entry time slot 2pm

Advance booking required.

The cathedral grounds will be open Sunday to Tuesday.

Monument may close for lunch.

Winter opening times to be confirmed. 

Closed

Sunday to Tuesday (cathedral grounds are accessible)
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.

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Opening times

11-30 Sept:
Wed to Sat, 10am to 4pm
Last entry time slot 2pm

Advance booking required.

The cathedral grounds will be open Sun to Tues.

Winter opening times to be confirmed.

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