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.


Adults: £10.00

Concessions (children under 18 and senior citizens): £9.00

How long does the tour last?

The tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

Are there any restrictions?

Our Tower Tours travel through confined spaces and enclosed stairwells, therefore we advise that face coverings are worn on this particular tour.

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. 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 online using our booking system here:

If you require assistance, please email our Box Office at [email protected] or call 01727 890290. Please note that the Box Office is located in the Welcome Centre, so your call may not be picked up immediately if the Welcome Centre is busy.