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Due to the financial impact caused by current travel restrictions, St Giles’ Cathedral is currently closed to visitors. We currently have one Sunday service. Booking details an be found here: Service Booking. The service is also live streamed.

A large part of St Giles’ income is from generous donations from visitors. whilst we are closed for visiting, we are losing that income. We receive no financial help from the Government or Church. If you would like to help us through this time, and reopen when we’re able, please head to our donation page here.

Now, whilst we aren’t open, you can have a look at our virtual tour.

The following sections are still affected by Covid-19 restrictions and are not running at the moment. If you would like more information, please email info@stgilescathedral.org.uk

Guided Rooftop Tours

(not currently running)

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 info@stgilescathedral.com or visit our Welcome Desk. Please see here for terms and conditions: Website Ts and Cs

Group Visits

(not currently running)

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 Group Visit Brochure 2020. Please email Groups@stgilescathedral.org.uk for more information. When you do, be sure to let us know whether you will be bringing your own guide, or would like St Giles’ to provide a guide for you. Please note we do not admit groups between 11.30am and 12.30pm due to our noon service.

Guided Walking Tours

(not currently running)

Come join us at 10.30am or 2.30pm for our daily short walking tours of St Giles’ Cathedral. These tours are free, and will last around a half an hour. Our guide will tell you stories from the building’s early foundations to John Knox’s Reformation, and show you into the famous Thistle Chapel, home to the Order of the Thistle. From rebellions to royals, guilds to guillotines, and even a unicorn, this tour has it all.

If you cannot make these days and times, please do check at the front desk, as there is often a volunteer guide on hand to take visitors round.

If you are a group of more than 5 people and are interested in a tour of the building, please note that you will need to book in advance. See our website or email groups@stgilescathedral.org.uk for more details.’

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