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Glencoe

Glencoe is a famous valley ("glen") in Scottish Highlands. Also the name of the village adjacent to the glen.

Understand

Glen Coe is famous for its landscape - it is home to some of the most spectacular mountains in the UK. It was also the site of the historic Glencoe massacre of 1692. It is owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

Other destinations

Some of the other villages worth visitng in the area of Glen Coe:

Get in

By Car

Drive along A82 and you'll see it.

By Bus

Regular local buses run to and from Fort William and Kinlochleven. Coaches running between Glasgow and Fort William, Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye will also stop in Glencoe several times a day.

Get around

It's a walker's area.

See

Glencoe museum in the village.

The new National Trust visitor centre - it gives an expalanation of the geology and history of Glencoe, and also an explanation of the work of the National Trust.

Do

The best way to experience Glencoe is to walk. Recommended walks include:

  • The Lost valley: A 4-6 hour walk into a hidden hanging valley
  • Buchaille Etive Mor: This is the big mountain as you enter glencoe from Rannoch Moor

For the more experienced:

  • The Aonach Eagach ridge is regarded as the most thilling scramble in the mainland UK.
  • Glencoe is also an excellent rock climbing area

Do not forget that walking is a potentially dangerous activity and it is essential to be well equipped. Advice and Maps can be found at the Glencoe visitor Centre off the A82.

Eat

  • Clachaig Inn, 2 miles from Glencoe Village
  • Kingshouse Hotel, at the other end of the Glen on the West Highland Way

Drink

  • Climber's Bar in the Clachaig inn: Live music, Real ales and extensive Whisky collection

Sleep

  • Glencoe Youth Hostel
  • there is also a hostel in Kinlochleven nearby
  • plenty of B&B's in all the villages in the area

Get out

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