Glenfinnan Monument and Loch Shiel
The Highlands

Glenfinnan Monument

Getting here

Glenfinnan Monument is at Glenfinnan, 18½ miles west of Fort William on the A830.
Address Glenfinnan Monument Glenfinnan PH37 4LT

Glenfinnan Visitor Centre can be reached by car following the A830 from Fort William or Mallaig.

If our car park is full, try the adjacent community car park. If there are no spaces there, please try again later or visit another day. Please do not park on roadside verges, pavements or driveways. Traffic police monitor the area regularly, and vehicles parked illegally may be towed away.

Buses from Fort William run daily and stop in the village.

ScotRail train services stop at Glenfinnan railway station – a 1km walk (approx. 15 minutes) will then take you along a pavement to the visitor centre, located at the edge of the village. Alternatively, you can walk 2km to the visitor centre (approx. 40 minutes) via the Glenfinnan Viaduct footpath.

Contact information

Telephone: 01397 722250

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Opening times

Visitor Centre

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

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

Tickets to climb the Monument should be booked in advance online (see the Events tab above). Our car park is extremely busy, so arrive early if you can or consider arriving by bus or train. | Christmas closures: 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec & 1 Jan.

Current period 2 Jan–31 Dec, daily, 11.00–11.30 and 14.00–14.30

Current period 1 Jan–31 Dec, open daily

Entry prices

One adult family
Young Scot
Visitor Centre
Car park
Car park

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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Planning your visit

If you plan to see the Jacobite ‘Hogwarts Express’ steam train, we recommend allowing plenty of time to get parked to avoid disappointment – the car park is closed when full, for safety reasons.

Please note that under-18s must be accompanied by an adult if climbing the monument.

View some of the terrain at Glenfinnan Monument in advance of your visit using this 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 an ongoing programme of accessible content development. We have created a detailed Accessibility Guide for Glenfinnan Monument 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

Disabled parking bays are available beside the main entrance to the visitor centre.

Accessible toilet
App or audio guide
Baby changing

Bike racks are available.

Buggy access

Our café at the visitor centre has a takeaway offering this year, selling hot drinks along with delicious soup, sandwiches and cakes.

Parking is available for coaches close to the visitor centre and costs £1 per coach passenger.

Dogs are welcome in the grounds but please keep them on a lead.

Only assistance dogs are permitted in the visitor centre.

Guided tour

There’s an audio commentary (7–8 minutes) about the 1745 Jacobite Rising in the exhibition, which has an induction loop.

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Car parking is available for cars close to the visitor centre. It costs £5 (free for members).

The Glenfinnan Community parking area is now open next door. It is linked to our picnic area and car park via a pedestrian bridge – please use this to reach our visitor centre and the Monument.


Browse our well-stocked gift shop and find the perfect Scottish gift to take home. You’ll also have the chance to buy from our Harry Potter range of products.


The exhibition, café, shop and toilets in the visitor centre are accessible for wheelchair users.

A wheelchair is available at the visitor centre.