Plenty to see and do around Glencoe

The majestic grandeur of its mountain landscape, its notorious history and even the dramatic localized weather system combine to create in Glen Coe one of the most atmospheric and scenically spectacular places in Scotland. 

Visitors from all over the world flock here year after year, inspired by the sheer scale and grandeur of its surrounding mountains and fascinated by the intrigue of its turbulent past.

Glen Coe ranks among the most famous historic sites in Scotland, notable because of the infamous but incompetent massacre, in 1692, of the MacDonalds of Glen Coe, the smallest of the Clan Donald sects.

Although worse atrocities involving greater slaughter have occurred during Scotland's turbulent past, the Massacre of Glen Coe has earned a unique place in the lore of the Highlands because of its treacherous and brutal manner of execution.

more about the history of Glencoe

The Wildlife in Glencoe and surrounding areas is abundant. On higher slopes blue hare, foxes, red deer can be found as well as a variety of alpine plants tucked away from hungry sheep! Other animals that can be sighted all year round include pine marten, otter, wildcat ( although sightings are rare), ,seals on the Loch, badgers and Roe deer have been seen from the cottage.
Raven and Buzzard are regularly seen soaring overhead and in remoter areas you may be lucky enough to sight a Golden Eagle. On the Loch are a variety of seabirds , waders and duck.

With some of the best hillwalking country in Britain the opportunities for adventure (and munro bagging!) are endless. The experienced can enjoy classic routes such as the Pap of Glencoe, Buchaille Etive Mor and the Aonach Eagach Ridge (not for the faint hearted!)For the novice there are many low level and forest walks. The Old Glencoe Road is a marvellous way to enjoy the glen while being surrounded by wonderful scenery.

Our favourite walk

Fantastic area for the Mountian Bike enthusiast with a Downhill track at Glencoe Mountain Resort and the World Cup Downhill course and many trails at nearby Nevis range. Devils staircase and West Highland Way is nearby too - All in all some of the best mountain biking in Scotland.

For those wanting an easier ride the newly developed SUSTRANS Trail follows the old railway track and can be accessed straight from the cottage. This surfaced track follows the coast line towards Oban with stunning views .


There is so much to do in the immediate and surrounding area from adventure activites on land and water, riding, fishing, golf, to photography and touring the West Highlands and Islands from the cottage base or simply just relaxing. For more information on Whats On in the area click here or see our links page

So much to see and do, we only wish we could stay for longer!

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