Glencoe
Lagangarbh Hut, Glen Coe

Located within the awe-inspiring Lochaber Geopark in the Highlands, the deep valley and towering mountains of Glen Coe were carved out centuries ago by icy glaciers and volcanic explosions.

Glencoe village is picturesquely located between the banks of Loch Leven and the mouth of the famous glen, making it the perfect base for exploring the area of Lochaber, known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

Discover the glen's explosive past

The road through Glen Coe takes you through the heart of an ancient volcano. Follow the Glen Coe Geotrail to find out more about how glaciers and fiery explosions carved out the glen's rugged mountain peaks.

Stumble upon iconic film locations

Glen Coe is one of the most beautiful and other-worldly places in Scotland. It's even featured in films such as James Bond's Skyfall and several Harry Potter movies.

Things to do in Glencoe

  • Absorb spectacular Highland scenery and see Scottish wildlife.
  • Pop into the Glencoe Visitor Centre and grab a bite to eat before you go for a wander in the glen.
  • Walk through Glen Coe or bag a few Munros.
  • Ski, snowboard or mountain bike at the Glencoe Mountain resort.
  • Sea kayak on Loch Leven.
  • Explore some of the other natural wonders in the Lochaber Geopark, from the Parallel Roads of majestic Glen Roy to the enchanting islands of Canna, Eigg, Muck and Rum.
  • Visit Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

Travel in Glencoe

Getting here

The route to Glencoe is one of the most spectacular in Scotland. The main road north runs through the famous glen itself, whereas travelling south, through Fort William, will take you past Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain.

The drive from Glasgow to Glencoe takes just over two hours while Fort William is only half an hour away. Regular bus services also run from Glasgow and Fort William, or you can take the train to Fort William or Bridge of Orchy and travel to Glencoe by bus. Fly into the airports at Glasgow or Inverness and travel on from there.

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Getting around

It's easy to explore the area on foot, or you can use local buses or taxis to go further. If you don't have your own wheels you could hire a car to explore further afield too.

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