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.
2017 Opening dates
Saturdays 15, 22 & 29 July, 5, 12 & 19 August
Ground floor area open 12 noon – 4pm
Guided tours at 2pm
Dundee City Council invite visitors to Drop-in to the ground floor to see the amazing collection of Medieval Grave Stones or to book a Guided Tour of the Old Steeple. Booking for all Guided Tours of The Old Steeple is essential, please phone 01382 307200. Please note that guided tours are strenuous and are not suitable for under 5s or visitors with restricted mobility. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information about the Tower contact Leisure & Culture Dundee 01382 307200