An island located in the Firth of Forth in Scotland, north of the city of Edinburgh.
Distance: 16.0 miles
Drive: 32 minutes
1 April to 30 September: Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm
1 to 31 October: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm
1 November to 31 March: Closed
The Island is a popular attraction in Scotland and home to Inchcolm Abbey.
The Abbey is the best preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland and includes 13th century octagonal chapter houses and 14th century cloisters. The Abbey dates back to the 12th century, when King David I founded it as a token of appreciation to a monk from the island, who provided shelter to his brother, King Alexander I, during a very stormy crossing of the Forth in 1123.
The Island is cared for by ‘Historic Scotland’ and is commonly referred to as the 'Iona of the East' due to its similarity to the Island of Iona on the west coast of Scotland.
For further information:
VISIT MAID OF THE FORTH WEBSITE