Information for Visiting Ringers



Locating the tower

Daytime ringing (Mon-Sat) limited to one hour. This includes bank and public holidays. Peals restricted to early evening, finishing by 9.00pm (plus possibly Sunday daytime) and are limited to one per year. Most convenient car parking is in the Overgate car park (No 25 – closes 9:30pm at present but this may change - please check before parking there!), Yeaman’s Shore (no. 28 – free in the evenings) or Greenmarket (no. 29 - multi-storey, free in the evenings). Peal ringers will need to pay for the first hour or so until parking charges end at 6.00pm. See Dundee City Council parking map. The Old Steeple is located at the City Churches ('PWs') close to, and north-west of the Nethergate/Union Street junction in the lower centre of this map. The entrance to the tower is through the large doors opposite Debenhams at the west end of the City Churches.

St Paul's is marked 'Cath' between Castle Street and Commercial Street (centre east on the map).

The city centre is seriously disrupted at the moment (June 2013 onwards) with road works and the odd building being blown up, so that any street maps will be sadly out-of-date. There is a map that approaches something like reality at the Dundee Waterfront Development Map.

Inside the tower

There are working chimes in the tower and these must be turned off before ringing. There are clear notices displayed in the ringing room. The light should be *green* for ringing (chimes disabled) and turned back to red when the bells are down and stationary.

Peal fees at present are £10/rope, with a donation from other visiting ringers left to the organiser's discretion.

Full instructions are here in 'Instructions to Ringers Visiting the Old Steeple' and please read these before visiting the tower.

The tower is open to City Council employees and others so the bells MUST be left down whenever the ringing room is unattended.


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This page last updated 4 February 2016 by Stephen Elwell-Sutton