Access to parts of the island may be restricted between May and August when some seabirds aggressively protect their young.
- Our staff have been trained in hygiene and social distancing and have been provided with the necessary PPE
- Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
- We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting
- In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions)
What will be open during your visit:
- The Abbey
- Exhibition (limited to 3 people at one time)
- Unisex toilets
What will remain closed during your visit:
- Doorway adjacent to The Pend
- Shop – open for shelter only (space limited), no purchasing opportunities
In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry and as advised by Capability Scotland, 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.
On-street parking is available in South Queensferry.
Approach to 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).
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 lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.