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Inchcolm Abbey and Island

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If you have the right clothing you can’t go wrong! Easy to get to from Edinburgh with the train... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Boat trip to inch colme

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit here .It is well worth the fare inclusive of boat trip .would... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
Sandra W
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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...more
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Inchcolm Island | Burntisland, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
+44 131 510 7575
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have the right clothing you can’t go wrong! Easy to get to from Edinburgh with the train, the journey on the ferry has a lovely landscape and you get to see seals if you’re lucky. While on the ferry one of the sailors...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit here .It is well worth the fare inclusive of boat trip .would definitely return . Plenty areas to sit at .onlya small shop to purchase cold drinks .would recommend taking a picnic with you

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sandra W
Reviewed December 4, 2018

A bit off the Royal Mile beaten path for some tourists, but a gorgeous boat ride, seal spotting, amazing views and photo ops of the bridges, and a fabulous tour and walk through history make Inchcolm Abbey a “must see”. Our guide, Mark, did an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Beautiful day out on the island I used my historic Scotland card to go to Inchcolm a lovely day out and a boat trip too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jacr0berts0n
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Catch the boat to Inch Colm from South Queensferry. Great views of the Bridges as boat takes you to island. So close to Fife coast and maybe 5 miles from central Edinburgh but seems to have its very own climate. You might see seals on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rdalgleish
Reviewed October 28, 2018

From South Queensferry just outside of Edinburgh, there is a boat ride being offered by "Maid of the Forth" which takes guests to the bridges over the Firth of Forth and to the Island and Abbey of Inchcolm. This tour is very entertaining and a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Markus D
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Inchcolm is very special and many people aren't aware of it. The ferries are comfortable and the views down the forth are magnificent. One of my favourite places near edinburgh.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ally S
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This is a very convenient way of getting from the airport to the city centre at a very reasonable cost. The buses run at 12 Minutes intervals and all stops are displayed on a screen.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wrenmoor12
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Inchcolm island is a beautiful place to go to once your there you can't wait to go back. The views to give and Edinburgh are amazingly stunning the journey to the island is so relaxing and the history of the island is very interesting and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judy L
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Went with one infant and two dogs. The staff on the Maid of the Forth were really helpful, helping us with the pram on and off. The island is gorgeous, we were really lucky with the weather and could have stayed a lot longer then...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from TravellerEdinburgh | Reviewed this property |
I’d use a bus. Much cheaper
Emma F
August 30, 2018|
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Response from beachbums_ceo | Reviewed this property |
This is not a place where a wheelchair person would be able to take in the site to it's fullest however, someone with limited mobility (cane, walker or, just some difficulty walking) should if they are careful and take their... More
April 13, 2018|
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Response from ShanzyHolm | Reviewed this property |
Was just there and it’s nesting season... so long as we didn’t go into the nesting areas we were fine. Explored the whole Abbey and lots of the island without any issue.