Inchcolm Island is located north of Edinburgh in the Firth of Forth. It’s accessible only by boat and if you don’t have one of your own you will need to book a boat trip with one of the local operators.
Boat tours take about two hours and you can enjoy stunning views of the firth and all three Forth bridges. Boats stop at the Inchcolm island, but you will need to get a separate ticket for visiting of the island (available on the deck, free with Historic Scotland membership.
Our trip started in the picturesque South Queensferry under our favourite Forth Rail Bridge.
Boat ride was smooth and we were lucky to see a few relaxing seals.
The main feature of the island is the Augustinian Inchcolm Abbey, a partially ruined monastery from the 12th century. Its unique location and the atmosphere in its halls and corridors brings you back all those years into the age of monks and knights. And imagine how it must feel in the night (you can actually arrange a stay on the island).
Relaxing on the beach.
Amazing views of the Forth Rail Bridge