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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.

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

ScotRail provide a reliable service to Glenfinnan railway station – a short walk will then take you to the visitor centre, located at the edge of the village.

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Opening times

Visitor Centre and Monument View Café

A takeaway offering from the café will be available.

2 Jan–3 Apr, daily, 10.00–16.00 Current period4 Apr–4 Nov, daily, 10.00–17.00 5 Nov–23 Dec, daily, 10.00–16.00 24–26 Dec, closed 27 Dec–30 Dec, daily, 10.00–16.00 31 Dec–1 Jan 2023, closed

Tickets to climb the Monument are available from the visitor centre or online (see below, under Planning Your Visit). Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Current period2 Jan–23 Dec, Sun–Fri, 14.00–15.00; Sat, 11.00–12.00, pre-booking required 24 Dec–26 Dec, closed 27 Dec–30 Dec, daily, 14.00–15.00, pre-booking required 31 Dec–1 Jan 2023, closed

Current period1 Jan–31 Dec, open daily

Entry prices

One adult family
Visitor Centre
Car park
Car park
Parking for motorhomes
Car park

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.65

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off as well as our Top 10 tips for visiting countryside places.

Pre-booking for Glenfinnan Monument

Step back in time for a unique, exhilarating experience as you climb up the 200-year-old Glenfinnan Monument and emerge into the light, 60ft above the shoreline of Loch Shiel. The effort is rewarded with one of the most breath-taking views in the Highlands: a 360° panorama across water, mountains and the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct (or Harry Potter Bridge!).

Book your ticket now

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.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 01397 722250.

Facilities & access

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

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 route
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. The number of camper vans will be limited at busy times due to space restrictions in the main area of the car park.

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 £3.50 (free for members). Motorhomes cost £6, and the number of camper vans will be limited at busy times due to space restrictions in the main area of the car park.


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.