What's on Tours and trails Tower tours 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. Tickets: £9.50 each Sunday 23 June 2pm 3.30pm Saturday 29 June 10am 11.30am 1pm 2.30pm Wednesday 24 July 11am 12.30pm Saturday 27 July 10am 11.30am 1pm 2.30pm Sunday 28 July 2pm 3.30pm Wednesday 7 August 11am 12.30pm Saturday 17 August 10am 11.30am 1pm 2.30pm Wednesday 21 August 11am 12.30pm How long does the tour last? The tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Are there any restrictions? 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 mediaeval 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. Booking a place on a Tower Tour means that you have read and accepted the restrictions and conditions above. How do I book? You can book using our online Box Office system below.