Entry to St Giles’ is free for all
Summer Opening Hours (May – September)
Monday – Friday 09.00 – 19.00
Saturday 09.00 – 17.00
Sunday 13.00 – 17.00
Winter Opening Hours (October – April)
Monday – Saturday 09.00 – 17.00
Gift Shop Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 10.00 – 18.30 (Summer) / 16.30 (Winter)
Saturday 10.00 – 16.30
Sunday 12.30 – 16.30
Café Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday 9.00 – 17.00
Sunday 11.00 to 17.00
Thistle Chapel Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday 13.00 – 17.00
Guided Rooftop Tours
TOURS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED OWING TO RESTORATION WORK. We hope to have the tours running again as soon as possible, so if you would like to book a tour for the future, please do still email.
Tours run every half hour in summertime, but only on Friday and Saturday during winter. After a brief historical background to the church, visitors ascend up to a walkway on the North roof to enjoy spectacular panoramic views and a look inside the clock tower. To book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours can take a maximum of 4 people and cost £6 per person. Vouchers are also available as gifts.
Please see here for Terms and Conditions.
The church is accessible via ramps at the west door, which is the main entrance into the building. Inside, the Thistle Chapel and the downstairs café are the only areas which cannot be accessed. There is an outside entrance to the café on the south face of the building with a smaller number of steps.
Please note that St Giles’ is a working church and access may be restricted without notice. A short worship service takes place from 12.00 – 12.10 Monday – Saturday, during which we respectfully ask for silence from our visitors. During this service, photography is not permitted. Please consult the calendar for planned closures.