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Tower Tours & Tower Top Climbs - Important Notes

Please read this important information and view the photos below before you make your booking for an Upper Levels and Tower Tour, or a Tower Climb.

This climb requires a good level of physical fitness and stamina. The guide will be happy to discuss the practical details with you and answer any questions you may have. If, at any point along the tour, you feel unwell and unable to continue, please make yourself known to the guides who will escort you to ground level.

Restrictions to Access

Access will not be permitted to:

  • Children under the age of 8 (children aged 8-17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.)

  • Anyone to be perceived to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

You should not climb if you:

  • Suffer from vertigo or claustrophobia or are nervous of heights, steep spiral staircases, narrow passageways and high galleries.

  • Are pregnant, suffer from heart disorders, or any medical condition or disability (including breathing conditions) which might affect your own safety or the safety of others.

Please note:

  • The width of the smallest door is 43cm. Please take this into consideration.

  • Please wear closed heeled, flat shoes. No high-heels or flip flops (open backed shoes) please.

  • Bags must be left at ground level – Cathedral Guides will show you where these can be stored. Small bags can be carried but these must be carried around the shoulders, no in the hand.

  • Decisions and instructions of the Cathedral Guides are final and must be followed without question at all times.

  • Cameras should be secured via a strap, and are carried at the owner's own risk. Please ensure that, if you are taking photos on your phone, that you do not lean over the rails.

  • Both hands must be free.

  • Smoking is prohibited.

The photos below illustrate some of the things to be aware of during the tour.

A collection of pictures showing practical details of the Tower Tour

Photos showing the practical details of the Tower Tour

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