Set sail for a very special island in the Firth of Forth – home to the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland. Originally a priory founded by David I, the abbey saw conflict as well as calm.
The island is also famed for its seals and other wildlife, and its coastal defences from the two World Wars. These were put in place to protect Rosyth naval base, the Forth Bridge and Edinburgh.
Seek out the rare medieval fresco – the wall painting dates from the 13th century
Look inside the bell tower for the stone screens, rare survivals of medieval church fixture
The ferry to Inchcolm Abbey leaves from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry.
National Grid reference: NT 189 826
Telephone: 07836 265 146
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Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
Child aged 5–15: £3.30
Child under 5: FREE
A ticket for the passenger ferry to the island must be bought separately.
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.