Leaning Tower of Derby

Tower Tours are back!

Advance tickets (£5 adults, £4 8-16 years) on sale from the Cathedral Café; capacity limited to 15 each week.

Climb the 189 steps and see Derby like never before from the top of Derby Cathedral’s 212-foot high Tudor tower. See the Smith of Derby carillon play its midday tune on the oldest working set of ten bells in the world and explore the history of the second highest bell tower in the UK!

Tickets include a free drink in Derby Cathedral Café. Tours are led by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic Tower historians.

Tours takes place as follows:

Saturday 6th May - 10.45am,11.45am,12.45pm,1.45pm

Saturday 10th June - 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm, 3.45pm

Keep an eye on this webpage for more dates will which be added in due course, special evening tours, an all-day programme of tours for Derby Festé and more!


Cathedral Night Shot Mick Griffiths

Image credit: Mick Griffiths


Hire the Cathedral Tower!

 At 212ft, and 189 steps up, Derby Cathedral’s Tudor Tower is a magical heritage space to explore. Hire the tower for £90 for a private tower tour at a time to suit you and invite up to 14 of your friends! Contact for more information

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Derby Cathedral
Centre 18-19 Iron Gate, 

Cathedral Office: 01332 341201

Cathedral Bookshop & Café : 01332 227660


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