Visitor Centre


Glenbarr Abbey is open by appointment only until; May 27, 2016.
Please contact us at
Or call +44 (0) 1583 421090 or 421358

Open: Easter through September

  • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Open Wednesday through Sunday
  • Tours daily from 11:00am to 4:00pm

Closed: October to Easter

Christmas Open Days: First two Sundays in December from 12.30pm to 4pm

Visits out of season: By appointment.

Accommodation: Limited accommodation available, please contact the Abbey for details

A visit to your MacAlister Clan Center and Ancient Clan Lands is a ‘must do’ when you next visit Scotland. Western Scotland and the lands of the Lord of the Isles is where much of the history of Scotland was made and it is a delight to visit.

Jeanne Macalister, Dowager Madam Glenbarr, conducts daily tours from 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wednesday through Sunday. The Abbey is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. She serves tea in the gift shop where a great selection of MacAlister and predominantly Scottish giftwares are available. Sales from the gift shop and tours help to keep the doors open and the lights on. There is also limited accommodation within the Abbey, which is currently being refurbished, do ask for details.

Contact Jeanne Macalister for reservations. Include Glenbarr Abbey in your visit to Scotland.

Glenbarr Abbey Historic House and Clan MacAlister Visitors Centre
Glenbarr, Tarbert, Argyll PA29 6UT
Tel: +44 (0) 1583 421247 or 421090