Please note that Evening Prayer will take place at St John's, Cathedral Square on 20th & 22nd May at 5.30pm due to a choir recording.

Current Visiting Guidelines

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

Opening times

Cathedral opening hours sometimes vary due to events and services, so it's important to check here for latest information before your visit: opening times.

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

Current visiting and event attendance guidelines

These guidelines are regularly reviewed in the light of current government guidance and local Covid infection rates.

  • Anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 is asked not to visit or attend events at the Cathedral.

  • Anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19, or who is unwell, is asked to consider staying at home to avoid the risk of passing on infection. 

  • Visitors are welcome to continue to wear a face covering whilst they are in the Cathedral. 

Visitors may also like to know that:

  • Entry for visitors 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 dates. These are £5 per person, bookable online or on arrival. Tower Tours are also available on selected dates. 

  • Visitors can light a candle at one of the candle stands in the Cathedral if they wish.

  • 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 or via the pathway to the right as you face the Cathedral) and are a lovely place to walk on a fine day.

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

  • Well-behaved dogs on a lead are allowed in, at the discretion of the Welcome Desk supervisor on duty.

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