Combine your sightseeing trip with a visit to Inchcolm, you can go ashore on the Island for 1½ hours and then get then get the next boat back to shore

You can explore the amazing 12th century Inchcolm Abbey, climb the narrow spiral staircase to the top of the Bell Tower for amazing views of the whole island or visit the Hermits's Cell where King Alexander took shelter when he was shipwrecked on the island.

The Abbey and Island are owned by Historic Environment Scotland

Inchcolm also has lots of wartime fortifications that you can explore,  there are old lookout and searchlight posts, artillery gun emplacements and there is even an old ammunition tunnel built right through the island that is still open to the public.

Inchcolm is also a great place just to sit on one of the two beaches, relax and enjoy the magnificent views of the Edinburgh skyline.  

Well behaved dogs are welcome on both the boat and the island, but must be kept on a lead on the island to protect the abundant wildlife.

There are toilet facilities on Inchcolm and a small gift shop and exhibition

More information on what there is to see on Inchcolm can be found here

As the Island is managed by Historic Scotland the Admission to the Island is payable separately to the ferry.  

The price includes the ferry fare to the island but not the landing fees/admission to the island.

This admission fee is payable for all who set foot on the island unless a valid Historic Scotland Membership/Explorer pass is held.

Please be sure to add the admission for all members of your party in the drop down "extras" menu during the booking procedure.

If you do not purchase admission or have a valid membership you will be charge the Inchcolm admission when collecting your boarding passes.


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Unit 2
Hawes Pier
South Queensferry
EH30 9TB