Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre

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Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre, Moor Road, Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire, G76 0QQ

    Experience the wonder of Whitelee, the UK's larget Windfarm and its very own Visitor Centre. A fantastic FREE family day out, just 20 minutes from Glasgow!

    A fantastic FREE family day out, just 20 minutes from Glasgow!

    Whitelee is the largest onshore windfarm in the UK and the second largest in Europe. Its 215 turbines are capable of generating up to 539 megawatts of electricity on a windy day!

    Located on Eaglesham Moor, this amazing site features its very own Visitor Centre, with FREE entry for all!

    Inside you’ll find interactive exhibits about renewable energy, demonstrating how the turbines work – you can even build your own windfarm! These are suitable for all ages.

    There’s a cafe serving hot drinks, delicious locally sourced cakes and additional hot and cold meals, including children’s meals. When having a bite to eat you can enjoy panoramic views of the windfarm or even sit at the picnic benches on the viewing deck if the sun is shining.

    There’s even a small gift shop and an education hub, often hosting family workshops during the weekends and holidays.

    Outside you will find free parking, including dedicated spaces for blue badge holders, an electric vehicle charging bay and an area for horse boxes.

    For adventurous types there are more than 130 kilometres of trails to explore by foot, cycle or horse. We also offer a bus tour of the site to make sure everyone can still experience the turbines up close.

    Whitelee also has its own Ranger Service and you can find our Rangers in their cabin in the car park (when they are not out and about on site!). They organise a diverse calendar of events throughout the year, many of which are free, so there’s no excuse not to get out and explore the windfarm!

    What’s more, our Visitor Centre is managed by Glasgow Science Centre so there are lots of experts on hand to answer any questions you may have.

    Gradings
    4 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Mar 2015 - 30 Nov 2015

    Catering

    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site The cafe serves food and drink until 4.30pm each day
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Facilities

    • 24hr CCTV
    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Location

    • City Location
    • Rural Location

    Transport

    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Locker
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Children

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

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop
    • Indoor Recreational Facilities
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

    Special Requirements

    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome

    Road Directions

    From Glasgow, travel down the M77, heading towards Kilmarnock. Exit the motorway at Junction 6 and turn left at the end of the slip road. Take the first right and you will now be on the B764. Follow this road and Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre is located at the second right.

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