Discover Dundee – The Old Steeple


Experience Dundee’s history by going inside the city’s oldest surviving building, standing since the 1490s – last Sunday of the month @ 11.30am & 1pm

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Dundee’s oldest surviving building; standing since the 1490s, visit each floor of The Old Steeple (St Mary’s Tower) to see what curiosities lie within her walls.

Tour is suitable for most ages and walking abilities but please be aware there are many stairs to climb both with and without handrails.

…not only is there a great deal of history about Old Dundee in the Steeple itself and the surrounding areas but the views as you climb to the very top are breathtaking. Diane L, on Trip Advisor
The history of the building is fascinating but the “access all areas” that Dark Dundee have secured means that even locals will be able to experience the oldest building in Dundee from a new perspective.Ian L, on Trip Advisor

As we will be climbing to the very top of the tower this tour is not suitable for children under 8, or those with restricted mobility. We do stop at every room on the way up so you don’t need to be super fit to climb the tower, if you can climb a couple of flights of stairs – you can make it.

The tour lasts for approximately 1hr 15min, and will run regardless of the weather. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. See our full terms and conditions for more information.

START/END LOCATION Old Steeple, just outside the Overgate Centre – the entrance of the tower facing towards Debenhams.
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive 5 minutes before your tour begins for a prompt start.
TOUR LENGTH Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes (there may be an additional 15 minutes needed depending on how quickly you can all climb/descend the stairs!)
WEAR Comfortable clothing and sensible shoes as there are uneven surfaces.
Want a tour just for your group?

Inquire for a private tour

We can arrange a private tour any day and time we are available, and for any sort of group including: hen party; stag party; birthdays; work night’s out; team-building groups; corporate visitors or entertainment; reunions; charity groups; educational groups from primary to college / university level; or just a group of friends or family.

Additional information


Sunday 23rd February, Sunday 29th March, Sunday 26th April, Sunday 31st May, Sunday 28th June, Sunday 26th July


11.30am, 1pm

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