Winter opening hours are now in force

October to March

Monday to Saturday – Admission between 10am and 3.30pm

(Lower Church closes at 3.15pmThe Cathedral closes at 4:00 pm.)

Sunday – Opens at 1 pm and LAST ADMISSIONS at 3.30 pm
( Lower church closes at 3:15, Cathedral Closes at 4:00 – No Volunteer Guides on Duty)

The Cathedral is open on Sunday morning only for those attending morning worship at 11am. All visitors are welcome to attend this (Church of Scotland) service and also our Choral Evensong service which is held in the Nave at 4pm. (Those not attending this service are asked to vacate the Cathedral just prior to the service start at 4:00 pm)

The Bookstall is closed October to March, but postcards and information leaflets in several languages are available – pay by ‘Honesty box.’

The Historic Environment Scotland Shop is open when the Cathedral is open to the public.

Guided Tours

From October to the end of March there is a limited Guide service available Monday to Saturday. A full tour takes about one hour. Please allow enough time to complete the tour. There is no specific charge for a tour but a donation is welcomed.

If you are a small family group (1-3 people), there will usually be Volunteer Guides on duty to give you a tour of the Cathedral. Tour start times are as required. For a larger group, if you require the services of a Guide use the contact form here to contact our adult or child/school group tour organisers.

However, if you want to book a self guided visit by a large group or you bring your own guide, and do not need the services of our Volunteer Guides, you need to contact Historic Environment Scotland, who are in charge of the building at