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Over 28 of our staffed sites have now reopened and we are delighted to welcome you back. Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry. Find out more and book now


Plan your visit

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe.

The Abbey Church will be closed from 1 November to 17 December to allow for essential maintenance works, and we have reduced the admission price for this period to reflect this.

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Please make an online booking to guarantee entry.

If you are a Member your ticket will be free, but please make an online booking to guarantee entry. Not a member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits

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The abbey may close at short notice due to weather disruption to the ferry service. Please check the status of the ferry crossing before travelling.

What to expect from your visit

All areas of the abbey are open.

Safety measures: 

  • 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

Face coverings:

  • 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).
  • Masks will not be provided, so make sure you bring one with you
  • Face shields (e.g. visors) no longer count as face coverings on their own. They can only be worn in conjunction with other face covering
  • Face coverings are not required while visiting external areas of the sites
  • If you feel wearing a face covering at all times during your visit (including in external areas) will make you more comfortable, then please wear one, as we want you to enjoy your visit as much as possible

The grounds to the abbey will not be open out of hours.

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Opening times

1 Apr to 31 Oct:
Mon to Sat, 10am to 4pm
Sun, 1pm to 4pm

1 Nov to 24 Dec:
Mon to Sat, 10am to 4pm

29 to 31 Dec: 
Mon to Sat, 10am to 4pm

5 Jan to 31 Mar:
Mon to Sat, 10am to 4pm

Please make an online booking to guarantee entry.


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