Glencoe

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Glencoe which includes a lake or waterhole, a coastal town and general coastal views

Hike amid stunning natural scenery in one of Scotland’s most famous glens, famous for its beauty and infamous for its history.

Glencoe features an enchanting blend of green mountain peaks, craggy ridges and rushing rivers. The site of a notorious massacre in the 17th century, the glen is known for its remarkable beauty and dark history. Experience picturesque walks and hikes, paddle on a beautiful loch or take a challenging climb or mountain biking excursion.

Glencoe is the place where the resident MacDonalds were murdered by the Campbells in 1692. The Campbells were accepted as guests by the MacDonalds and, apparently acting on order from the British crown, the Campbells murdered their hosts. Head to the Glencoe Visitor Centre to discover the story behind this infamous event. The center also features interactive displays about the glen’s geology and history, as well as details of walking routes.

Try the gentle Signal Rock walk, which begins not far from the visitor center. This 1.5-mile (2.5-kilometer) walk winds through scenic woodland in the central part of the glen, culminating at the location where the signal was supposedly given to begin the massacre in 1692.

Encompassing Loch Leven and the River Coe, the glen is also an excellent spot for watersports. Enjoy an exhilarating whitewater rafting excursion or rent a kayak and paddle over the shimmering waters of Loch Leven.

Ride the chairlift at the Glencoe Mountain Resort to see wonderful views over the Rannoch Moor. The resort offers terrain geared toward skiers of varying abilities, from beginner slopes to Scotland’s steepest black runs. Open year-round, the chairlift also provides access to some superb black and red downhill mountain biking tracks. Find less intense biking trails in Glenachulish, Duror or Inchree, as well as near Glencoe and Ballachulish villages.

Glencoe is 16 miles (26 kilometers) south of Fort William. Drive in from the south, which offers the most scenic approach. The region is well connected to Glasgow, Fort William and Kinlochleven by bus. The closest train stations are in Bridge of Orchy and Fort William. Enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of this iconic glen.

The Glencoe Inn
The Glencoe Inn
5 out of 5
Glencoe Village, West Highlands, Ballachulish, Scotland
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £126 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Situated on a lake, this luxury inn is within a 5-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark and Loch Leven. Glencoe Folk Museum and Glen Coe Visitor Centre are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (14 reviews)
Not 5 star or good value but a pleasant stay
"Booked for a 3 night stay as a base to explore Glencoe and Fort William. It is rated by the AA as 5 star accommodation, and the photos show only the best bits rather than being a true reflection - unfortunately was disappointing and I felt like I’d been catfished considering the 5 star price!!! The ..."

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2021

The Glencoe Inn
Glencoe House
Glencoe House
5 out of 5
Glencoe, Ballachulish, Scotland
The price is £440 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
Situated in the mountains, this luxury guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark, Glencoe Folk Museum, and Loch Leven. Glen Coe Visitor Centre ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (37 reviews)
"Excellent service, attentive staff and stunning views. We stayed in suite 5 and the dual baths were by far the highlight. The in room bar is also incredibly reasonable, prices are not much more than you’d pay in a shop. The in-room dining was also a real treat. Would highly recommend!"

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2021

Glencoe House
Spacious Highland Getaway  - Real fire - ALL rooms en-suite.
Spacious Highland Getaway - Real fire - ALL rooms en-suite.
Lower Carnoch, Ballachulish, SCT
This family-friendly Glencoe holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark and Glencoe Folk Museum. Loch Leven and Glen Coe Visitor Centre are also ...
5/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Fantastic home for anyone.
"Brilliantly easy to book.owner excellent communication."

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021

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Spacious Highland Getaway - Real fire - ALL rooms en-suite.
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Spacious Highland Getaway  - Real fire - ALL rooms en-suite.
Spacious Highland Getaway - Real fire - ALL rooms en-suite.
Lower Carnoch, Ballachulish, SCT
This family-friendly Glencoe holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark and Glencoe Folk Museum. Loch Leven and Glen Coe Visitor Centre are also ...
5/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Fantastic home for anyone.
"Brilliantly easy to book.owner excellent communication."

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021

Spacious Highland Getaway - Real fire - ALL rooms en-suite.
Romantic Highland Retreat. 5 Star guest Rated.
Romantic Highland Retreat. 5 Star guest Rated.
Kentra Cottage, Glencoe, Ballachulish, SCT
Situated by the sea, this historic cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark and Glencoe Folk Museum. Loch Leven and Glen Coe Visitor Centre are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Amazing cottage
"We absolutely loved this cottage, it was perfect in every way. The enormous bed was so comfortable, the bathroom was so fresh, luxurious and modern . It was so clean we felt COVID-19 safe. We loved the location and had the most relaxing stay. Would love to come back."

Reviewed on 9 May 2021

Romantic Highland Retreat. 5 Star guest Rated.
Luxury Self Catering House Sleeps 11
Luxury Self Catering House Sleeps 11
Clennoch, Glennoch House, Ballachulish, SCT
This family-friendly Glencoe holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark and Loch Leven. Glencoe Folk Museum and Glen Coe Visitor Centre are also ...
5/5 Exceptional! (10 reviews)
October 2020 Family Break
"Absolutely fantastic accommodation that exceeded our expectations. Can’t fault it at all - fantastic experience which the full family enjoyed. 5 Stars"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

Luxury Self Catering House Sleeps 11
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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