Climb the 211 steps up to the top of the oldest Cathedral tower in Britain and experience fantastic views of St Albans. On the way up, see the Cathedral’s magnificent Rose Window up close, explore the roof spaces and visit the ringing and bell chambers, before the final climb onto the roof of the tower. All for free as part of this year's Heritage Open Days.

Children must be aged 11 years or above to take the tour. Children and young people aged 11 – 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There are 211 steps, mostly in a steep and narrow medieval staircase. Visitors taking this tour need to be fit enough to manage such a climb. Anyone who suffers from vertigo or claustrophobia should not attempt it. The Cathedral reserves the right to refuse visitors admittance to the Tower and Roof Spaces. Visitors bags can be monitored by one of the Cathedral volunteers as these will be difficult to take on the tour.

This event is ticketed but admission is free. Tickets can be picked up from the Cathedral’s Welcome Desk on the day on a first-come, first-served basis. No more than 4 tickets per person.

Saturday 14 September

10am

11.30am

1pm

2.30pm

Sunday 15 September

2pm

 3.30pm