Glen Coe is a glen of volcanic origins, in the Highlands of Scotland. It lies in the north of Argyll, close to the border with Lochaber. It is often considered one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland, and is a part of the designated National Scenic Area of Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. The main settlement is the nearby village of Glencoe located at the foot of the glen, near the site of the 1692 Massacre of Glencoe.
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. 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.
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.