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Opening times

The Abbey Church at Iona Abbey will be closed from Mon 7 Jan - Sun 17 Mar 2019.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Mon-Sat, 10am to 4pm
Sun: Only the Abbey Church, Michael Chapel, Shrine and grounds are open
Last entry 3.30pm



Prices and opening times


  • Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
  • Adult: £7.50
  • Child aged 5–15: £4.50
  • Child under 5: FREE
  • Concession: £6.00

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 60+ or unemployed.

Admission prices are subject to change.

Young Scot Card Holder Offer

To celebrate the Year of Young People 2018, our sites across Scotland are lowering their drawbridges and opening their gates and offering £1 entry to Young Scot card holders. Tickets can be bought online in advance or on arrival at the site (a valid Young Scot card must be shown).

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The Abbey Church will be closed from Monday 7 January to Sunday 17 March 2019, to all for the installation of conservation heating. 

Opening times are subject to ferry services and weather conditions.

1 April to 30 September:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 October to 31 March:
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Sundays are unmanned – Abbey Church, Shrine, Michael Chapel and grounds open
Last entry 3.30pm

Monument may close for lunch.

From 25 March to 31 October, access to the monument is through the main gate only.


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.

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