Inchcolm Abbey

Important notice

The jetty is currently closed for repair works. During this time, private boats cannot access the island. We'll update once the jetty is open again

Plan your visit

There is currently no visitor access to the walled garden and the hermit's cell while we undertake conservation works. Find out more about our conservation work

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If you are a Member you will receive free entry to the site. A charge will apply for the sailing. Not a member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits

Tickets for the passenger ferry to the island will need to be purchased in advance through either Maid of the Forth or Forth Boat Tours.

You can book with either of the boat operators below: 

Maid of the Forth

Or call 0131 331 5000

Forth Boat Tours

Or call 0131 331 3030

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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10.30am to 5.30pm (last entry at 4.45pm).

1 to 31 Oct:
Daily, 9.30am to 4.30pm (last entry 4pm).

1 Nov to 31 Mar:

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