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 Estimated wait until 09:00
Sun 18 Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri 23 Sat 24
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


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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