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Tower Climbs

April - June 2024

Climb our Tower

After being shut for most of the last 4 years we're delighted that the Tower reopened for visitors to climb on Saturday 13th April 2024. 

Watch our promotional video.

There are two ways to go up the Tower, a Tower on the Hour climb and a Tour.

Tower on the Hour

The Tower will be open for climbing mainly on Saturdays, Bank Holidays and school holidays. A list of upcoming dates is below.

'Tower on the hour' starts on the hour each hour, usually at 11am 12pm, 1pm and 2pm (times will vary so please double check for your date before coming). 

'Tower on the hour' will cost £8 per adult and £4 for U16s. A family ticket (max 2 adults + 4 children) is £20. 

Under 16s must be supervised by an adult (1 adult per 2 children). Unfortunately children under 8 are not able to climb the Tower for insurance purposes. 

The Tower climb is hard work and involves climbing 235 steps up a steep, narrow, winding staircase. The staircase narrows significantly at the top and should only be tackled if you are feeling fit, healthy and well.

Although climbers are supervised by Cathedral staff you are welcome to climb at your own pace.

Information about the Tower will be available, but this is not a guided tour of the Tower.

All climbers must read and agree to our terms and conditions which you can read here.

Tower Tours

If you would like a guided tour of the Tower then these are available to pre-book for a group by contacting (at least 5 people).

They are also available to turn up for from time to time and you can turn up and pay on the door or book online (see dates below). 

Tower tours cost £10 per person.

Tower Dates

Tower on the Hour

The following dates are planned for Tower on the Hour climbs. We recommend double checking before setting out in case we have had to change or cancel. Last minute changes (due to weather etc) will be on social media. 

Each date includes the planned start time of climbs.

Saturday 13th April, 11am, 12, 1, 2pm

Saturday 20th April, 11am, 12, 1, 2pm

Saturday 4th May, 11am, 12, 1, 2pm

Monday 6th May 11am, 12, 1, 2pm

Saturday 11th May, 11am, 12, 1, 2pm

Saturday 18th May, 12pm, 1, 2pm, 3pm

Saturday 25th May 11am, 12, 1, 2pm

Monday 27th May, 2pm, 3pm

Tuesday 28th May, 11am, 12, 1, 2pm

Wednesday 29th May 11am, 12, 1, 2pm

Thursday 30th May 11am, 12, 1, 2pm

Friday 31st May 12pm, 1, 2, 3pm

Tower Tours

Saturday 13th April - 3pm 

Monday 6th May – 3pm

Wednesday 29th May – 3pm

Saturday 1st June – 3pm

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