Roof tours

Day and time

Saturday at 11.00

Wednesday at 12.00 (starting in April 2019)


Adults: £7.50, accompanied children (8-16 years): £5.00, 

Family ticket: £20 

(2 adults and up to 3 children)


About one hour

Meeting place

At the main entrance

Our roof tours are popular and numbers are limited to 13.

In order to avoid disappointment please use our online booking form below. We will reply to confirm your booking.

Please give 48 hours notice so that if the tour is fully booked or an event is taking place at short notice causing a cancellation, we can inform you.

To check availability please ring 01482 868540 (Monday – Friday, 09.30 – 17.00)


Terms and conditions

Tours will go ahead as long as there are no events or services taking place.

For insurance reasons the minimum age is 8.

At their discretion, tour guides may refuse entry on health and safety grounds. There are some uneven floor surfaces and suitable footwear is advised.

Roof tours are limited to a maximum of 13 people (over 8 years old).

There are 113 steps to climb in a narrow space on the roof tour.

Please make your own assessment of your suitability for this tour. It is not recommended for people with heart or breathing problems, or who may suffer from anxiety in narrow spaces. Note: For your safety the tour area is fully enclosed and all areas have secure barriers. 


  • Booked roof tours take place on Saturday at 11.00 throughout the year and also on Wednesdays at 12.00 (starting in April 2019) provided there are no events in the Minster and a volunteer guide is available. Please give 48 hours notice so that if your selected date is unavailable or fully booked we can contact you.
  • Payment is made before the start of the tour to the guide (cash or cheque). Cards are not accepted.
  • Child price is for accompanied 8 - 16 year olds. For insurance reasons children under 8 are not allowed on a roof tour.
  • One ticket for 2 adults and up to 3 children (under 16 years)