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Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

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

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Access

Parking

There is a public car park 100m from the site.

Visitor centre

The ground floor (shop) has level access through 88.5cm-wide swing doors.

The exhibition area and toilets are on the first floor, up a modern spiral staircase (with handrails).

Level access to the first floor via a ramp is also available – the steward will open this route on request.

Monument

The route from the visitor centre to the church, through the remains of the abbey outbuildings (cloister range), is about 65m long.

It starts as a timber-decked steel bridge featuring one flight of 28 steps and another of 8 steps (both with shallow treads and handrails). The route continues as gravel paths with four sets of steps (two with handrails).

There is also a flight of:

  • 9 unevenly spaced steps (no handrail) at the east processional doorway into the church
  • 8 unevenly spaced steps (no handrail) at the west processional doorway

The floor of the church is mainly level, with a paved walkway through gravel. The crossing and high altar are each up a single step.

Special features

The exhibition area offers:

  • an excellent view of the entire site
  • a computer-based virtual tour of the abbey

A free audio tour is available in:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Toilets

An adapted toilet is on the first floor, next to the exhibition area.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome:

  • at all Historic Scotland properties
  • within roofed areas

View our access guide to find out about accessibility at more than 80 of our sites.

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