Things To Do in Glencoe, West Highlands


Glencoe’s dramatic, rugged landscape was made for activities, from walking, climbing and fishing to skiing, snow-boarding and kayaking, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are 40 Munros (Scottish mountains) within a 15 mile radius, covering all levels of experience, and the Aonach Eagach ridge is renowned as one of the most exhilarating scrambles in Scotland - the route is the narrowest ridge climb in mainland Britain.

For a gentler walk, try the waterfalls at Inchree, a tranquil haven on hot summer days. In colder months, The Glencoe Ski Centre has eleven diverse runs for beginners and thrill seekers alike. And the Nevis Range at Aonach Mor is a year-round experience, be it downhill mountain biking in the summer or snowboarding in the winter. There’s a snowboarding arena, Summit Park, and 24 varied runs for skiers of all levels - great for short ski breaks.

See below for our recommendations of the best things to do...


Sightseeing Tours

With knowledgeable Scottish tour guides who will take you off the beaten track, who knows what you’ll discover on a sightseeing tour? They’re one of the best ways to get to know an area quickly, see a selection of the sights, and really immerse yourself in a holiday. There’s a great selection of sightseeing tours run in the Glencoe area to choose from, whether you want a full day away in the Highlands or a few hours discovering some of the key attractions, and most are good value for money (see our top tips below).

Or, to save money, why not just pick our brains? Some guests come with a pre-made plan of what they’d like to see and do. If not, we’re always on hand to provide advice and ideas for days out. We live in and love Glencoe and will be delighted to share our knowledge with you...