Glenfinnan Monument & Visitor Centre

Monuments & Ruins

Glenfinnan Monument & Visitor Centre, Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire, PH37 4LT

    Set amid superb Highland scenery, this monument is a tribute to the Jacobite clansmen.

    Glenfinnan Monument, at the head of Loch Shiel, was erected, in 1815, in tribute to the Jacobite clansmen who fought and died in the cause of Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

    It was designed by the eminent Scottish architect James Gillespie Graham. The raising of the Prince's Standard took place at the head of the loch on 19 August, 1745, in the last attempt to reinstate the exiled Stuarts on the throne of Great Britain and Ireland.

    Despite its inspired beginnings and subsequent successes, the Prince's campaign came to its grim conclusion in 1746 on the battlefield at Culloden (see separate entry), also in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.

    In the Visitor Centre are displays and an audio programme about the Prince's campaign from Glenfinnan to Derby and back to the final defeat at Culloden.
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    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Site: All Year, daily
    Visitor Centre, Shop, Exhibition and Café:
    28 March to 31 October, daily 10-5

    (Last tickets for Monument 30 minutes before closing)
    Monument will close 1 September


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site You can enjoy soup, sandwiches and home baking, all freshly made on the property.
    • Lunch Available
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Parking


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • Hearing Loop Induction loop in Visitor Centre
    • Picnic Area

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Public Transport Directions

    By road:

    The Glenfinnan Monument is at Glenfinnan, 18.5 miles W of Fort William on the A830.

    By bus:

    Shiel Buses operate a bus service from Fort William to Mallaig that stops at Glenfinnan.

    By rail:

    From Glenfinnan railway station, turn left onto main road and walk.

    Scotrail operate a train service from Fort William to Mallaig that calls at Glenfinnan station, 1 mile from the Visitor Centre.


    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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

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

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