Glencoe Visitor Centre


Glencoe, Ballachulish, Argyll, PH49 4LA

    Learn all about Glencoe's remarkable history, landscape and wildlife in the National Trust for Scotland's visitor centre.

    Surrounded by towering mountains, Glencoe is one of Scotland's most spectacular places and provides outstanding opportunities for walking and climbing. Enjoy Living on the Edge, an interactive exhibition exploring the landscape, wildlife and history of this special place. Find out what it feels like to climb on ice; discover how the glen was formed; and try your hand at solving the conservation problems faced by the Trust. Enjoy three different audiovisual presentations and many historic displays. Children will enjoy their complementary activities book, with a range of puzzles and activities relating to Glencoe.

    Glencoe is steeped in history and ready to explore. Just a short walk from the visitors centre is the main location of the infamous massacre of 1692. There is also some of the finest climbing and walking country in the Highlands to be found within an area of dramatic landscapes and historical significance.

    After all the exploration, relax in the cafe and sample delicious home baking, wander the exhibition area or browse the shop for a wide range of gifts and treats.



    4 Visitor Attraction
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    5 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    All year, daily
    Visitor Centre, Shop, Café and Exhibition:
    3 Jan to 29 Mar, Thurs-Sun 10-4
    30 Mar to 31 Oct, daily 9.30-5.30
    1 Nov to 13 Dec, Thurs-Sun 10-4
    27 Decto 31 Dec, Sun-Thurs 10-4


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site The popular self-service café offers a good selection of homemade soup and sandwiches - all made daily. There is also a delicious range of home baked cakes, tray bakes and shortbread. Free Wifi Available.
    • Self Service
    • Shop The shop has an extensive selection of gifts including beautiful Scottish ceramics and textiles, hand-made toiletries and the very best in Scottish books and music.


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Special Requirements

    • Groups Welcome Conference facilities available in Maclain Room.
    • Pets Welcome


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Hearing Loop Induction loops
    • Picnic Area

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • Diners Card
    • JCB Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    By road

    Glencoe Visitor Centre is just off the A82, 17 miles South of Fort William

    By bus

    Citylink operates services from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Fort William that pass the Visitor Centre and will stop/pick up there.

    Telephone 0870 505050 for further timetable details.

    By rail

    From Fort William its 20 minutes south on the A82. From Bridge of Orchy its 20 minutes north on the A82.

    Transport within Scotland

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    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

    Ticket / Information / Gift Shop [where applicable]

    • Information available in alternative formats
      • Audio

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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