Inchcolm Abbey



Access to parts of the island may be restricted between May and August when some seabirds aggressively protect their young.

The wooden jetty is currently closed awaiting assessment and repair work due to storm damage. Private boats are unable to access the island at this time.

Carers tickets

In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.

We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.

Car parking

On-street parking is available in South Queensferry.

Bike parking

The nearest available bike parking is located at the pier.

Getting around the site

Two commercial ferries sail to the island, both from South Queensferry (Maid of the Forth and Forth Tours). Both boats have narrow gangways onto them.

The island pier has 20 stone steps (the descent may be shorter, depending on the tide).

Some areas of both the abbey and island have staircases. There are also steep pathways leading to outdoor areas of the site.


Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Inchcolm Abbey, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Dog owners are requested not to allow dogs to disturb any nesting birds during the breeding season. Do not allow dogs to approach any dead birds found.

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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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