St Giles’ Cathedral (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Off to St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh? See our insider advice for a queue-free visit as well as opening times and phone numbers!

Opening hours

Closed Reopens Thursday 24/10 at 09:00
Thu 24 Fri 25 Sat 26 Sun 27 Mon 28 Tue 29 Wed 30
09:00 13:00
13:00 17:00

Useful information

Opening hours

Summer (May-September):

  • Monday – Friday: 9am - 7pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday: 1pm - 5pm and for services

Winter (October-April):

  • Monday – Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday: 1pm - 5pm and for services

A short worship service takes place from 12:00 to 12:10 from Monday to Saturday, during which the silence is to be observed by the visitors.

St Giles’ Cathedral

St Giles'

Photo credits to Werner Bayer via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Contact numbers

Visitor Services 0131 226 0674
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St Giles’ Cathedral

On foot: the Cathedral is located on the Royal Mile, in the Old Town, close to many other city attractions, and is easily reachable on foot.

By train: the Cathedral is a short walk from Waverley rail station.

By bus: lines 35, 23, 27, 28, 41 and 42 all pass close-by.

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