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Following the Scottish Government's announcement that restrictions are expected to relax, some of our staffed sites will reopen on Friday 30 April. Tickets available now.

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Prices and opening times

Following the Scottish Governments announcement, the abbey will reopen on Friday 30 April (tickets on sale now). Find out more about our COVID response.

Admission

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you will not be able to visit without booking online in advance.

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Category Admission price
Adult (16-64yrs) £6.00
Concession (65yrs+ and unemployed) £4.80
Child (5-15yrs) £3.60
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £12.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £17.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £20.50

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 5 go free, but they must have a ticket booked for them.

Concession price: this applies if you can show proof that you’re aged 65+ or unemployed.

Admission prices are subject to change.

Free and discounted admission

  • Historic Scotland members must book their tickets online and show their ticket and valid membership on entry. Not a Member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits
  • English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members get half price entry in your first year and free entry for renewal and life members. You must book online in advance.
  • Carers who accompany visitors with disabilities receive free entry. The ticket for the person they are caring for must be purchased online, then please contact ticketing@hes.scot with your order number and your carer ticket can be sent to you.
  • Have a Young Scot card? Pay just £1 to visit the castle in 2021. You must book your ticket in advance and show your valid Young Scot card on arrival (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult). Tickets will be available soon. 

What will be open during your visit

Due to social distancing and the overall safety of our visitors and staff, some areas of the abbey will remain closed.

  • All grounds open, except stone cellars and spiral stairs in the dormitory 
  • Toilets
  • Parking

Opening times

Advance booking required

30 April to 30 September:
Daily, 10am to 4pm

1 October to 31 March: 
Daily except Friday & Saturday, 10am to 4pm

Closed

25 and 26 December
1 and 2 January

Unexpected closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close at short notice.

Before you travel, you can view current unexpected closures.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

Following the Scottish Governments announcement, the abbey will reopen on Fri 30 Apr.

Tickets on sale now.

30 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 4pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar: 
Daily except Fri & Sat, 10am to 4pm

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