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Glencoe Glen Coe Mamore Mountains West Highlands Scotland

Glen Coe & Lochaber

There's lots of things to do in Glen Coe for those looking for outdoor adventure or those exploring by car, on foot, or by bike.

Situated in the shadow of the Pap of Glencoe, overlooking Loch Leven, The Glencoe Gathering is warm, friendly and full of character. Traditional Scottish hospitality is complemented by the nature and adventure that awaits you outdoors.

Glen Coe

Walkers follow the West Highland Way at the head of Glencoe, while shorter local trails highlight wildlife, waterfalls and woodland.

Buachaille Etive Mòr Glen Coe

Buachaille Etive Mòr

This iconic mountain guards the entrance to Glen Coe as you approach from Rannoch Moor on the A82 road from Glasgow. A favourite for climbers and hikers, the Buachaille is one of Scotland's most photographed mountains.

River Coe Glen SCotland West Highlands

River Coe

The River Coe runs down through mountainous valleys, eventually flowing through the village of Glencoe and into Loch Leven close to the Glencoe Inn and Gathering.

Deer Stag Glencoe Scotland

Wildlife of the Glen

Surrounded by towering mountains and pierced with tumbling waterfalls and streams, Glen Coe is home to a variety of Scottish wildlife; birds of prey such as the Golden Eagle, larger animals like deer and smaller mammals including the elusive pine martin.

Glen Coe Visitor Centre Culture Macdonald of Glen Coe

Glen Coe Visitor Centre

The Glencoe Visitor Centre gives context to the area’s history and landscape telling the story of the infamous massacre of Glencoe.

Aonach Eagach

Aonach Eagach

Hill walkers and climbers can traverse this narrow mountain ridge with its sharp pinnacles and knife edged traverses. Guides are available locally.

Filming Locations

Over the years, Glencoe’s scenery has had a starring role in many famous films: Skyfall, Braveheart, Rob Roy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Glencoe now plays its leading part on Scotland’s Movie Trail.

Harry Potter Bridge Glenfinnan Viaduct

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Appears in Harry Potter films as the Hogwarts Express carries Harry from platform 9¾ to school at Hogwarts.

Steall Falls Harry Potter

Steall Falls in Glen Nevis

This walking route leads through the Nevis Gorge and passes the cascading Steall Falls. The falls feature in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when Harry takes part in a Triwizard Tournament.

Glen Etive Skyfall

Glen Etive

The Highland driving scenes from Skyfall were filmed in Glen Coe and nearby Glen Etive as Bond drove his Aston Martin DB5 on the A82 past the mountains of Buachaille Etive Mor and Buachaille Etive Beag.

Adventure Seekers

Active pursuits venture on to lochs, into hills, up Munros and down mountains. Bikers take on the rugged terrain throughout the year, while winter sports add skiing and snowboarding to seasonal snow at Glencoe Mountain Resort.

Glencoe Climbing Walking Hiking Scotland Breaks

Walking and Climbing

The West Highland Way is close by and if the weather prevents some outdoors climbing, the world’s largest indoor ice wall challenges climbers at nearby Ice Factor in Kinlochleven. Ben Nevis offers the UK's highest walking or climbing challenge.

Fishing West Highlands Scotland

Fishing

Sea or river fishing....

Skiing Glencoe Mountain Resort Scotland

Skiing

When the snow falls, nearby Glencoe Mountain Resort and the Nevis Range at Fort William offer skiing for all abilities.

Mountain Biking Kayaking Glencoe

Mountain Sports

The Lochan Trails under the Pap of Glencoe are a stones throw from the Glencoe Inn & Gathering. Mountain bikers can use the local trails and nearby rivers offer a challenge for white water kayakers.

Historic Locations

Glenfinnan Monument Loch Shiel

Glenfinnan Monument

The monument marks the location that Bonnie Prince Charlie came ashore and started the Jacobite Rising that was eventually quashed at the infamous Battle of Culloden.

Castle Stalker Near Glencoe

Castle Stalker

Castle Stalker is one of the most authentic Scottish castles and sits surrounded by water in a prominent position on Loch Linnhe on the road from Glencoe to Oban. A limited number of tours are available each year.

Exploring Glencoe

Exploring Glencoe Scotland Highlands

For those of you seeking a more relaxed break, there are wonderful places to eat and drink as well as a museum, gallery, garden and visitor centres to explore.

Directions to The Glencoe Inn & Gathering

The main road through Glencoe is the A82 which snakes its way through the mountain passes, glens and over moors as it connects the cities of Glasgow to the south and Inverness to the north. If you are travelling from the south follow the A82 then at the Tyndrum junction follow the road in the direction of Fort William continuing on the A82. Once you have driven through Glen Coe and into the village itself, pass the filling station on the left and The Glencoe Inn is a further 100 metres on left hand side. If you are coming from the north take the A82 south from Fort William, The Glencoe Inn is located on the right hand as you enter Glencoe Village. The closest train station is in Fort William.

The essentials

Dog friendly

Dogs always welcome

Muddy Boots

Dirty wellies/boots welcome

Fish and Chips

Best local fish and chips

Skiing

Glencoe Mountain Resort and Nevis Range

Historic Sites

Castle Stalker and Glenfinnan Monument

Glencoe Folk Museum

Explore Highland life through the centuries

Glen Coe Visitor Centre

Learn of the massacre of Glen Coe

Easy Access

Bus from Glasgow or Edinburgh

Parking

Free on-site

Outdoor Activities

Hiking, kayaking, cycling and fishing

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