Glencoe is a village in the Highlands
of Scotland, 93 miles northwest of
Glasgow, 16 miles south of Fort
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Map for the area Top Attractions and
The glen of Glen Coe starts in the east at
the 3,365ft Meall a Bhùiridh mountain where the
Resort is situated. The glen runs 13 miles
west to Glencoe Village, through scenic
mountains with 10 over 3,000ft.
The Glencoe Mountain Resort has a cafe at
the car park, and another named The Eagles Rest
up on the mountain at 2,200ft, reached by the
chair lift, a popular visitor attraction with
great views. The resort has all year
The image second top is of the largest of
the many car parks along Glen Coe at the
mountains referred to as The Three Sisters.
There is a large cairn here giving information
on the mountains, a popular spot for the many
The highest of the three mountains is the
3,770ft Bidean nam Bian. As well as hiking or
climbing the highest mountains, there are a few
well marked walks down glens between the
Signal Rock is
a popular walk from a fairly large car park
about 3 miles east of Glencoe village. This is
the area where the signal was given to the
Campbell's to begin the Glencoe Massacre.
The Glencoe Visitor Centre is
situated about 2 miles east of Glencoe village.
The centre gives information on the area from
AD 300 up to the present day. The centre also
has a viewing area, walks, cafe and shop.
Glencoe village has a large car park on its
west side, next to a Craft Shop with a
cafe. Next to the craft shop is the Glencoe Studio
In the village centre is the Glencoe Inn
with a restaurant and beer garden. The Inn has
views down Loch Leven.
Also in the village centre, by the Inn, is
the Glencoe Mountain Rescue base. The main
street in Glencoe runs up past the Mountain
Rescue to the Church, Folk Museum, and Glencoe
Massacre Memorial. Large Image.
The pointy mountain at Glencoe village is
the 2,434ft Pap of Glencoe,
a popular hike from the village.
Church is situated about half way up the
main street in Glencoe. The church was
completed in 1880 to designs of Alexander
The Glencoe Folk
Museum is situated close to the church,
giving information on local life, industry, and
has displays of artifacts and costumes.
At the end of the main street, just before a
bridge, is the Glencoe War Memorial. The single
lane Upper Carnoch road leads from the War
Memorial to the Glencoe Massacre Memorial,
about 300 yards between the two memorials.
Be careful not to walk past the massacre
memorial in summer, as it is surrounded with
The Massacre of Glencoe took place on the
13th February 1692 with 38 MacDonald's killed
by 120 government troops of the Earl of
Argyll's Regiment, led by Captain Robert
The Earl of Argyll's Regiment was based at
Fort William, mainly made up of Highlanders,
some of which were Campbell's.
The MacDonald's had been part of the failed
Jacobite rising, and believed they had been
pardoned by the king after the rising, along
with most other clans that fought on the
Most Campbell's fought on the Government
side during the Jacobite Risings.
Reason for the massacre is claimed to have
The Campbell's had been feuding with the
MacDonald's for centuries. Some sources claim
they were responsible for convincing the crown
the MacDonald's should not be pardoned. The
Cambell's claimed the MacDonald's should be
cleared from the area, as they were Jacobite's
with no allegiance to the king.
The image bottom is of the seating area in
Glencoe centre looking down Loch Leven. This is
another area with extremely scenic roads, one
running up to Fort William, and another down to
Oban, following the banks of Loch Leven and