Visiting us

Getting here by car

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Opening Times

The Cathedral is normally open every morning and whenever possible over the summer will also open on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Our hours depend upon the availability of volunteers and there will be occasions when unfortunately we cannot open. However it is always possible to to arrange a visit in advance by phoning the office on 01738 632053. All are welcome to join in our worship and service times can be found on our home page.

Summer Opening Hours:

Sunday - 9am - 1pm

Monday - 9am - 12.30 pm

Thursday - 9am - 12.30 pm

Wednesday - 9am - 12.30pm

Thursday - 9.30am - 3pm

Friday - 9.30am - 3pm

Saturday - 10am - 12noon


If you are visiting us by car and you have a GPS device, our post code is PH1 5PP. Parking is available behind the cathedral down Black Watch Gardens. There is a meter for this car park of £1.60 per hour. Alternatively, there is cheaper parking at Bells Sports Centre which is located on Hay street, PH1 5HS and is about a 5-minute walk from the cathedral. We have one parking space for disabled access in the courtyard which can be accessed from Atholl Street but it would be advisable to contact the cathedral office prior to visiting to check availability.

By Bus or Train

Trains and buses run from Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow and other destinations regularly and Perth Cathedral is about a 15 minute walk from both the railway station and the bus station. Walk down Leonard Street onto Hospital Street. At the end of the road cross onto South Methven Street and continue onto North Methven Street. The cathedral is at the end of the road on the left before the cross roads.

Free Entry

We do not believe in making a charge to visit this cathedral. Worshippers and tourists are welcome to come in free of charge, either for a quiet moment in a busy day or to admire the building and its contents. Should you wish to make a donation to the cathedral's upkeep, however, there is a donation box and a tap machine for contactless payments. These are appreciated very much.


Toilets, including one for those with disabilities, and a baby changing station are available for visitors. Perth Cathedral has an accessible parking bay and a ramp to allow easier access from the yard. This is reached via Atholl Street. Unfortunately we do not have a café but there are plenty nearby and one of our friendly volunteers will be more than happy to give directions.

Activities For Children

We have a variety of activities for children at Perth Cathedral including a children's explorers quiz. We also have colouring and story books for children of all ages to enjoy.


We have a variety of Perth Cathedral merchandise available for sale such as shopping bags, tea towels and mugs which are on display in the cloisters.

Virtual Tour

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View our Virtual Cathedral Tour

Visitor Guides

Thank you to everyone involved in creating our new visitors guides! We have a lot of information packed in so we encourage visitors and locals to come and pick one up! These are available in several different languages in the cloisters. 

Download our Visitor Guide