Prices and opening times

Admission

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

Please make an online booking to guarantee entry.

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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 get free entry to our sites, but please make an online booking to guarantee entry. You must show your valid membership on arrival. 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. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry.
  • Carers who accompany visitors with disabilities receive free entry. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry. Tickets are limited to two carers per transaction.
  • Have a Young Scot card? Pay just £1 to visit the castle in 2021. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry. You must show your valid Young Scot card on arrival (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult).  

Opening times

1 April to 31 October:
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Sun, 1pm to 4pm

1 November to 24 December:
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

29 to 31 December: 
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

5 January to 31 March:
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

Closed

25-28 December
1-4 January
Sunday (from November to March)

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.

Closed

25 and 26 December
1-4 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

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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