Visiting Opening Hours
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 13.00 – 16.30
Café Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday 9.00 – 17.00
Sunday 11.00 to 17.00
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. All bookings are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Welcome Desk. Please see here for terms and conditions: Website Ts and Cs
If you would like to bring a group to tour St Giles’ we offer different types of group visits. For details and conditions please take a look at our Commercial Group Visit Brochure 2018. Please email email@example.com for more information. If you are providing your own guide please download the booking form here, or if you would like St Giles’ to provide a guide please download the booking form here. Please note we do not admit groups between 11.30am and 12.30pm due to our noon service.
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.
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.
Closures and Services
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.