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Prices and opening times

The abbey is now open, and we are delighted to welcome you back.


We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you will not be able to visit without booking online in advance. All visits will be by guided tour.

Book tickets now

From 26 June to 17 August, tickets to our sites are free for all children under 16 as part of the Get Into Summer campaign.

Category Admission price
Adult (16-64yrs) £9.00
Concession (65yrs+ and unemployed) £7.20
Child (5-15yrs) £5.40
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £18.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £26.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £31.00

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Concession price: this applies if you can show proof that you’re aged 65+ or unemployed.

Admission prices are subject to change.

Free and discounted admission

  • Historic Scotland members must book their tickets online and show their ticket and valid membership on entry. Not a Member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits
  • English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members get half price entry in your first year and free entry for renewal and life members. You must book online in advance.
  • Carers who accompany visitors with disabilities receive free entry. The ticket for the person they are caring for must be purchased online, then please contact with your order number and your carer ticket can be sent to you.
  • Have a Young Scot card? Pay just £1 to visit the abbey in 2021. You must book your ticket in advance and show your valid Young Scot card on arrival (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult). 

What will be open during your visit

Due to social distancing and the overall safety of our visitors and staff, some areas of the abbey will remain closed.

All visits will be by guided tour and will last 1hr 15mins.

  • The Abbey Church
  • The cloisters
  • Michael Chapel
  • The museum
  • Gift Shop

Some areas/facilities will remain closed for now, we have a phased approach to re-opening while we work to make them safe.

Opening Times

Advance booking required

1 April to 31 March:
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Sunday, 1pm to 4pm

Visits are by guided tour (lasting 1hr 15mins): 
Mon to Sat: 10am, 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm
Sun: 1pm & 2.30pm 


25 and 26 December
1 and 2 January

Unexpected closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close at short notice.

Before you travel, you can view current unexpected closures.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

The abbey is now open and we are delighted to welcome you back.

Visits must be pre-booked and are by guided tour.

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


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