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Glencoe

4.2
Valleys · Scenic Walking Areas · Hiking Trails

Popular things to do in Glencoe

Glen Coe ©
Valley
Glen Coe
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Glen Etive
Wildlife Area
Glen Etive Glencoe Village
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Glencoe Lochan ©
Hiking Trail
Glencoe Lochan Glencoe Village
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Glencoe Mountain ©
Ski Area
Glencoe Mountain Ballachulish
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. It lies at the north-west end of the glen, on the southern bank of the River Coe where it enters Loch Leven .The village falls within the Ross, Skye and Lochaber part of the Highland council area for local government purposes. It is part of the registration county of Argyll and the lieutenancy area of Inverness for ceremonial functions.The use of the term 'Glencoe Village' is a modern one, to differentiate the settlement from the glen itself.HistoryThe village is on the site of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692, in which 38 members of the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by forces acting on behalf of the government of King William III following the Glorious Revolution.The village occupies an area of the glen known as Carnoch. Native Gaelic speakers who belong to the area always refer to the village as A'Charnaich, meaning "the place of cairns". Even today there is Upper Carnoch and Lower Carnoch. A small hospital - currently empty - with emergency services at Fort William 16 miles away, lies at the southern end of the village just over an arched stone bridge. Use our United Kingdom day trip app to arrange your visit to Glencoe and any other destinations in United Kingdom that take your fancy.

Hidden gems in Glencoe

Lost Valley Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Lost Valley Trail Glencoe Village
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ballachulish Slate Quarry ©
Landmark
Ballachulish Slate Quarry Ballachulish
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Buachaille Etive Mor ©
Geologic Formation
Buachaille Etive Mor Ballachulish
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Glen Coe Photography Safari
Safari
Glen Coe Photography Safari Ballachulish
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Glencoe

Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Wildlife Area
Highland Titles Nature Reserve Duror
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Falls of Dochart ©
Waterfall
Falls of Dochart Killin
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
History Museum
The Scottish Crannog Centre Kenmore
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary ©
Aquarium
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary Barcaldine
3.3
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Glencoe

The Meeting of the Three Waters ©
Waterfall
The Meeting of the Three Waters Glencoe Village
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
The Three Sisters ©
Mountain
The Three Sisters
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Trails in Glencoe

Devil's Staircase ©
Hiking Trail
Devil's Staircase Ballachulish
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Wildlife in Glencoe

Glencoe & Dalness
Wildlife Area
Glencoe & Dalness
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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