Inchcolm Abbey

Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, EH30 9TB

    Inchcolm Abbey was established on this island originally as a priory by David I in 1235. It is the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland.

    It was the dream of Alexander I to establish a monastery on the island after he sheltered on it during a storm. But following his death, it was his brother David I who invited Augustinian canons to establish a priory, which was later given full abbey status.

    The abbey has a dramatic location which you can see from the boat before you arrive on the island. The medieval stone screens inside the belltower are rare survivals of medieval church fixtures and the 13th century well-painting is a rare medieval fresco.

    The island is also famed for its seals, wildlife and coastal defences from the two world wars.

    Boarding and leaving the ferry may be difficult for visitors using wheelchairs but once on site, the shop, display area, all gardens and the ground floor of the abbey are accessible. The upper floor of the abbey is not suitable for visitors using wheelchairs as access is by turnpike stair.
     

    Gradings
    4 Historic Attraction
    Awards
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    Adult £5.50 per ticket
    Child £3.30 per ticket
    Concessions £4.40 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Shop

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • On Public Transport Route

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • Picnic Area

    Location

    • Island Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens

    Wedding Services

    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- A short walk to the jetty in South Queensferry from Dalmeny Station.

    Getting there by ferry:- From South Queensferry sailing to the island telephone 0131 331 4857 for details of sailings.

    Transport within Scotland

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