Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access inside the abbey or to the west of the island. Find out more about our conservation work
The grounds to the East, the exhibition area and shop are open.
Access to parts of the island may be restricted between May and August when some seabirds aggressively protect their young.
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.