Entry to St Giles’ is free for all
Summer Opening Hours (April – October)
Monday – Friday 09.00 – 19.00
Saturday 09.00 – 17.00
Sunday 13.00 – 17.00
Winter Opening Hours (November – March)
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
Guided Walking Tours
We’re now offering a regular guided walking tour of St Giles’ Cathedral, every Tuesday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Includes a tour of the Thistle Chapel. Find out more and book online.
Guided Rooftop Tours
Rooftop tours currently run Saturday 10.30am – 4pm and Sunday 1.30pm – 4pm.
Tours can take a maximum of 4 people and cost £6 per person. Bookings taken on the day, as occasionally we may have to close at short notice. Vouchers are also available as gifts. For more information, please email email@example.com.
The tour consist of a brief historical background to the church, followed by climbing up to a walkway on the North roof to enjoy spectacular panoramic views and a look inside the clock tower.
Please see here for Terms and Conditions.
Whilst entry to the church is free we do ask that anyone wishing to take photos purchases a £2 photo permit from the Welcome Desk or Gift Shop. Please note that any enquiries for commercial photography and film should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.