This really is a hidden gem and the bonus is, as you can only reach it by ferry the amount of people on the island is limited! You get 1 1/2 hours on the island plus the same amount on the tour of the Firth...More
About Inchcolm Abbey and Island
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This island offers a boat ride in the Firth of Forth, a chance to visit the interesting ruins of an ancient abbey and--if you go when the birds are nesting or raising chicks--a fascinating and close-up view of 1000s of gulls of a few species...More
While sceptical in advance that you'd need 1.5 hours to visit such a small island, there was a surprising amount to explore once there, from an ancient monastery to wartime bunkers and gun emplacements. Local wildlife such as seabirds and seals added to the charm!...More
It's a nice small island where you can get taking a boat from South Queensferry. The ruins of the abbey are wonderful and you can explore all of them as you want! It's likely to see seals during boat trips.
£20 pp for the 1.5 hour trip here including the boat ride back and forward. We really enjoyed the island, the Abbey was interesting. Though, it was a beautiful day when we went, should it have rained? Maybe not as there is little to no...More
Not even the cold, grey day stopped us from enjoying Inchcolm Abbey. The setting was beautiful and was great to see all the seabirds up close. Unfortunately we didn't spot any puffins! We enjoyed the history of the Abbey very much and our kids enjoyed...More
Absolute must see activity the island with all is birdlife on it is truly beautiful. To see seagull chicks was great but look at these chicks from a distance not close up as their parents don't like intruders nearby. The Abbey is remarkable you have...More
This is a rocky island in the Firth of Forth, between Edinburgh and Fife. It can be reached by a tour boat from South Queensferry, in the shadow of the Forth bridges not far from Edinburgh. The boat will drop you off at the island...More
My favourite spot in Edinburgh is the Inchcolm island. You can get here by taking a ferry called the Maid of Forth from South Queensferry, just underneath the rail bridge. It takes about 45 mins to reach the island and you get to spend a...More
one of the oldest and best preserve abbey. the boat tour with the on going comments is worth the price. pictures possibilities if the day is not cloudy of the royal mile in the distance and on site.