Glencoe view of mountain and blue sky through trees
The Highlands

Glencoe National Nature Reserve

Getting here

Glencoe Visitor Centre is just off the A82, 20 miles south of Fort William and 83 miles north of Glasgow.
Address Glencoe National Nature Reserve near Glencoe village Lochaber PH49 4HX

By car

From Glasgow, Edinburgh and the south: head north up the A82 – we are located on the left, 1 mile before Glencoe village.

From Fort William and the north: head south down the A82 – we are located on the right, 1 mile after Glencoe village.

Please be aware that the Visitor Centre postcode covers a wide area due to the rural location. Latitude and longitude co-ordinates will be more specific for your sat-nav: 56.672862; -5.082682

The nearest electric car charging point is located near the Isles of Glencoe Hotel in Ballachulish (PH49 4HL) and it has 2 devices. This is part of the ChargePlace Scotland charging network.

By foot or bike

Please note: the footpath between Glencoe village and our visitor centre is currently closed while construction of a new all-ability path is ongoing.

There is a 1.5-mile path to the visitor centre from Glencoe village. From the pavement beside the A82, the path turns right into woodland, passing Glencoe campsite before reaching our visitor centre car park.

By bus

Daily services between Glasgow and Fort William stop at our visitor centre junction with the A82. Local buses finish in Glencoe village for a 1.5-mile walk.

Contact information

Telephone: 01855 811307

Get directions

Provided by Google Maps

Opening times

Visitor centre and turf house

The turf house will close at 4pm on 22 Apr.

Current period 23 Mar–27 Oct, daily, 09.30–17.00 28 Oct–23 Dec, daily, 10.00–16.00 24 Dec–26 Dec, closed 27 Dec–30 Dec, daily, 10.00–16.00
Highland Coo Café

Due to essential upgrades, the café will be closed from Mon 29 April and will re-open on Mon 6 May.

Current period 23 Mar–27 Oct, daily, 10.00–16.00 28 Oct–23 Dec, daily, 10.00–16.00 24 Dec–26 Dec, closed 27 Dec–30 Dec, daily, 10.00–16.00
Glencoe National Nature Reserve

Current period 1 Jan–31 Dec, open daily

Entry prices

Visitor Centre
One adult family
Car parking
Car park
Motorhome parking
Car park

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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Planning your visit

Our visitor centre has had a major revamp with a new café, shop, exhibition, film screening area and information hub.

Our popular Land Rover safaris allow visitors of all abilities, including wheelchair users, to get a completely different view of the glen and its wildlife.

View some of the terrain in Glencoe in advance of your visit using these Google Street Views:

Coire Gabhail Google Street View

Buachaille Etive Beag Google Street View

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

Facilities & access

We have created a detailed Accessibility Guide for Glencoe & Dalness to assist with your visit.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

3G/4G coverage
Accessible parking

There is a unisex accessible toilet.

App or audio guide
Baby changing

We have a dedicated cycle parking area towards the top of the car park with space for 6 bikes at a time.

Buggy access
Children’s activities

Currently, there is no charge for coach parking.

Dogs are welcome in the glen but must be kept under control to avoid disturbing wildlife, either on a lead or returning immediately to the owner’s side on command.

Dogs are also welcome on a lead inside our visitor centre.

We have a hearing loop at some exhibition points and also at the reception desk.

Large print

Car parking is available adjacent to the visitor centre, and there’s a £4* per car admission price to the visitor centre and car park, which directly supports our work in the glen. Parking is free for members.

The ticket machines accept both card and cash payments.

*£6 per motorhome/caravan

Self-guided trail

If the visitor centre toilets are closed, the nearest public toilets are in Glencoe village.


There is level access from the visitor centre’s main entrance to the:

  • Reception and information desk
  • Gift shop
  • Exhibition
  • Café
  • Viewpoint