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 Saturday 23/09 at 09:00
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
09:00 13:00
13:00 17:00
17:00 19:00
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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



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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