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 Assisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    5 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    5 January to 31 March, Thursday-Sunday, 10-4
    1 April to 31 October, daily, 9.30-5.30
    1 November to 17 December, Thursday-Sunday, 10-4
    27 to 31 December, Thursday-Monday, 10-4


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Payment Methods

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

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Fort William its 20 minutes south on the A82. From Bridge of Orchy its 20 minutes north on the A82.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow, follow the signs to the M8 then west to Erskine Bridge. At the north side of the bridge join the A82 and follow the signs to Crianlarich, then Tyndrum. Glencoe is 22 miles north of Tyndrum on the A82. from Edinburgh, follow the signs to the M9 Stirling, then Dunblane, Doune, Callander, Crianlarich and Tyndrum. Glencoe is 22 miles north on the A82.

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