Tower Tours

Leaning Tower of Derby

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 every Saturday at 11.45am. Keep an eye on this webpage for special evening tower tours during December, an all-day programme of tours for Derby Festé and more!

Cathedral Night Shot Mick Griffiths


A Christmas Outing With a Difference

Looking for an unusual Christmas office party? Why not book an evening tower climb?

Our 189-step Tudor tower is the second tallest in the UK, and houses the oldest ring of ten bells in the world. See the Christmas lights of Derby from 212 feet high! Hour-long sessions (max 15 attendees) can be booked in advance for £90, including a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Sessions available Monday-Friday throughout December, from 5.45pm.


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Derby Cathedral
Centre 18-19 Iron Gate, 

Cathedral Office: 01332 341201

Cathedral Bookshop & Café : 01332 227660


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