We’re excited to welcome visitors back to feel the peace and explore the history of St Giles’. Due to government guidelines, there are a few things we need you to read over before you head in. We’re starting with some stricter measure, which we can hopefully relax over time.

When you can visit

  • The Cathedral will be open for a shorter period from 12-3pm
  • We will be open all 7 days

How you can visit

  • There is no need at the moment to book ahead, but please note you may be asked to queue
  • On entry into St Giles’, we will ask you to hand sanitise, and then enjoy walking around the route we have set out for you
  • You will be shown a link to our virtual tour which will guide you around the Cathedral.
  • Please avoid touching anything.
  • Help us keep open by giving us a contactless donation.

Why you can visit

  • We’re testing some new stuff on you- we want to see what the uptake of technology in visiting is like, and this gives us a great opportunity to do so.
  • We want you to enjoy St Giles’!
  • We usually only have 20% of visitors from the UK. Since you’re the only ones who can come, we want to work out what you like, and how we can do more for you!

How we keep you safe

  • A one way route through the Cathedral that promotes physical distancing guidelines
  • A limit to the number of people in the Cathedral at one time
  • The provision of hand sanitiser at the entrance and exit.
  • Card and contactless only for donations and payments
  • Touch points kept to a minimum and frequent cleaning and disinfecting of touchpoints.

How you keep us safe

  • If you or a member of your household or group are feeling unwell please visit us at another time. Please follow government guidelines if you have any symptoms of Covid-19
  • Wear a face covering
  • Stay at least 2m away from others and follow the one way route around the Cathedral
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, please do so into your elbow, not in your hand or the air