The Tower is the oldest part of the structure, dating from the 15th century and is Scotland’s tallest surviving medieval church tower. Over the centuries several church buildings have been erected and have fallen on the site. The present Steeple Church dates from 1789. The other parts of the edifice on the east side, the Mary Slessor Centre and Dundee Parish Church (St Mary’s), were built in the 1840’s after a fire. The Tower.
At 165 feet tall, and with a climb of 232 stairs to the top, the Old Steeple, also known as St Mary’s Tower, is an amazing place to explore. On the ground floor of the Tower there is an amazing collection of Medieval Stones.There are several fascinating rooms to explore on the way up, including the Antiquities room, the Bell Ringers’ room, and the Cap House right at the top.
For more information about the Tower contact Leisure & Culture Dundee 01382 307200