Ben Nevis Visitor Centre » Visitor Centre
Summer Opening Hours
Tuesday 18th December 0900-1430
Wednesday 19th December 0900-1430
Thursday 20th December 0900-1430
Friday 21st December 0900-1430
Saturday 22nd December CLOSED
Sunday 23rd December CLOSED
Monday 24th December CLOSED
Tuesday 25th December CLOSED
Wednesday 26th December CLOSED
Thursday 27th December CLOSED
Friday 28th December CLOSED
Saturday 29th December CLOSED
Sunday 30th December CLOSED
Monday 31st December CLOSED
Tuesday 1st January CLOSED
Wednesday 2nd January CLOSED
Thursday 3rd January CLOSED
Friday 4th January CLOSED
Saturday 5th January 0900-1430
Normal Opening Times
Mon - 09:00:17:00
Tue - 09:00:17:00
Wed - 09:00:17:00
Thur - 09:00:17:00
Fri - 09:00:17:00
Sat - 09:00:17:00
Sun - 09:00:17:00

The Visitor Centre was first opened in 1993  and  was comprehensively refurbished in 2017. Today the centre attracts thousands of people from all over the world throughout the year.

The Ben Nevis Visitor Centre is situated 1.5 miles along the Glen Nevis road from the Nevis bridge mini-roundabout and 2 miles from Fort William town centre. The visitor centre is accessible by public transport please check the timetable for the latest information.

On arrival at the visitor centre you will find our knowledgeable staff on hand to answer any queries. They can provide information on walks in Glen Nevis and the Mountain track up Ben Nevis, Britain’s Highest Mountain at 1345 meters. Daily information about the weather is also provided at the centre. This can be found at:

The Met Office

The Mountain Weather Information Service

The visitor centre has touch screen facts and quizzes and short films to be enjoyed. These cover a range of topics from local history to the pioneers of Ben Nevis, the Gaelic language and the landscape within the Highlands and Glen Nevis.

After you have taken time to enjoy the visitor centre attractions hot and cold drinks and snacks can be purchased within the shop where seats and tables are provided. Ben Nevis merchandise is also available for purchase together with maps, compasses, and outdoor accessories.

The car park provides space for 80 cars and 4 coaches, operating on cash pay and display policy with two options: 1hour for £1 or all day parking for £4.

Toilets are provided, they operate on timers to match the hours of the visitor centre.