Climb 211 winding steps to our spectacular Norman Tower, the only great crossing tower left standing in the country from the 1000s. Marvel at the Roman bricks from which it is constructed, touching them as you ascend. View the Crossing from the Lantern and enjoy a close-up view of the tower's painted ceiling and Medieval coats of arms. Walk along a Victorian gantry above the Medieval Presbytery and Shrine Chapel ceiling. Visit the Bell Ringing Chamber and Belfry and view, and maybe hear, the Cathedral's 13 new bells and eight old bells. View the City of St Albans from the tower roof and if you are lucky, the tall buildings of the City of London.


Adults: £15

Concessions (children under 18 and senior citizens): £12

How long does the tour last?

The tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

Please arrive 10 minutes before the advertised start time.

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 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. Dogs are not permitted on the tour.

How do I book?