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Boat Reservations and Tickets

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Opening times

Due to limited capacity, it is strongly recommended to reserve your visit online to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 4.15pm (last outward sailing)

1 to 31 Oct:
Daily, 10am to 3.15pm (last outward sailing)

1 Nov to 31 Mar:
Closed

Facilities

 

Prices and opening times

Admission

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

The cost of the passenger boat to the island is included in the price. All visitors must go to the ticket office on arrival. 

Groups of more than 11 people should book in advance of a visit. 

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

Admission prices are subject to change.

Boat Reservations and Tickets

Due to limited capacity, it is strongly recommended to reserve your visit online to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment. 

Historic Scotland Members, Explorer Pass holders and reciprocal members: Entry is free as normal, but you must make a boat reservation in advance to guarantee entry.  

Boat reservations and tickets Save with an Explorer Pass

Open

1 April to 30 September:
Daily, 10am to 4.15pm (last outward sailing)

1 to 31 October:
Daily, 10am to 3.15pm (last outward sailing)

Monument may close for lunch.

Closed

1 November to 31 March

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.

Boat Reservations and Tickets

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