Prices and opening times
Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
Child aged 5–15: £4.50
Child under 5: FREE
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
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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).
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.
1 November to 31 March
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.