The Pass of Glencoe is a deep gorge cut by the River Coe and surrounded by towering mountains, geology and history.

The Pass of Glencoe

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Located within Lochaber Geopark in the Highlands, the deep valley and towering mountains of Glen Coe were formed over millenniums of shifting glaciers and volcanic eruptions. Glencoe village is located between the banks of Loch Leven and the mouth of the famous glen. It’s the perfect base for exploring the Lochaber area, known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

Map of Glencoe

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How to Travel to and Around Glencoe

Getting to

Bus and coach

Catch the CityLink bus from various points in Glasgow and in a little over two hours you will enter the Pass of Glencoe. There are several stops along the length of the route. 

A CityLink service runs from Uig in the north of Skye and travels south to Glasgow, the bus stops at various points along the way. A local bus service runs from Inverness to Fort William. Change buses to reach the Glencoe area.  




Getting around


Many visitors arrive in Glencoe while walking the famous long-distance footpath – the West Highland Way, which will take you over Rannoch Moor, and drop you down directly into Kinlochleven then continue into Fort William.


Bus and coach


A tip from your local expert

Glencoe Folk Museum

Step through the centuries of history behind the stunning landscape in this unique and friendly museum. Although, as you’ll learn, not everyone has received such a warm welcome when visiting Glencoe... 


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