Current Visiting Guidelines

These are the guidelines currently in place for the safety and comfort of our visitors.

Opening times

Please check here before your visit: current opening times.

No ticket is needed, unless you are taking a Tower Tour or Tower Top Climb in which case advance booking is strongly recommended.

From 19th July 2021:

  • We ask that visitors sanitise their hands on arrival at the Cathedral. A dispenser is available for this purpose. 

  • Visitors are welcome to wear a face covering during their visit should they wish to do so.

  • The NHS QR code will be available for visitors to scan for NHS Test and Trace purposes.

  • We ask visitors respect the continuing need for some social distance between households. 

  • Anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19, or who has been asked to self-isolate, is asked to stay at home and not enter the Cathedral. 

As you plan your visit you may also like to know that:

  • Entry is by donation. Both contactless card and cash donation options are available. Donations are vital to help with Cathedral running costs.

  • You can take a Highlights tour on selected weekend dates. These are £5 per person, bookable online or on arrival. Tower Tours and Tower Top Climbs are also available on selected dates. 

  • Visitors can light a candle at one of the candle stands in the Cathedral if they wish. You can also do this online here: Light a candle.

  • You are welcome to take photos of the Cathedral for your personal use - please read our photographers' guidelines first.

  • The Cathedral grounds are open (the Cloisters can be reached via the door in the south aisle) and are a lovely place to walk on a fine day.

  • Sundays, the carvery and afternoon tea restaurant within the Precincts, re-opens on 3rd June and will be open from Thursday to Sunday during June, from 9.30am to 4.00pm.

  • You can follow this link to buy a Cathedral Guide Book.

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