Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  Scotland  /  Scottish Highlands  /  Glencoe  /  Glencoe

Glencoe, Glencoe

4.8
Find yourself at the lowest point of a valley with green, wild, rocky mountains looming overhead at Glencoe. This U-shaped glen was formed in the last Ice Age by a glacier, leaving behind a 16 km (10 mi) long, 700 m (0.4 mi) wide stretch of scenic beauty. The serene landscape is ideal for a countryside hike, with many different tails varying in difficulty to choose from. Stop by the visitor center to learn more about the natural surroundings; on-site amenities include a small museum, restaurant, and cafe, where you can warm up with a coffee after a nice hike. Arrange your visit to Glencoe and discover more family-friendly attractions in Glencoe using our Glencoe trip planning app .
Create an itinerary including Glencoe
map
Glencoe Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
966 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • I went through this area where the weather varied between raining and perfect sun. Often in a ten minute window. It's go green and so beautiful. A truly amazing place. The rain even made it better as ...  more »
  • Landscape that calms the soul and mind. Constant changes the landscape, water and green in all shades. Surprises in the composition of nature. Actual experience that longing for repetition.
    View original
  • Glencoe is one of the most beautiful destinations on earth. Stunning mountains, beautiful rivers, waterfalls, and forests. Lots of opportunity for exploring for young and old  more »
Google
  • A truly stunning glen. Can there be a more rewarding road to drive along? Driving through the glen took me ages as I couldn't resist pulling over to take photographs.
  • Incredible drive if you can see something. Almost worth driving through there and back again if you have nothing pressing to do and the whether is good.
  • The Three Sisters! Lovely view !
  • Went here in the winter and there was so much snow! Also saw some lovely reindeer! :)
  • While on a four-day road trip through the Scottish Highlands, on what began as a rainy day, my wife took advantage of a break in the weather and snapped this image of a shaft of sunlight illuminating the hollow between the Glen Coe peaks. It had rained all morning, and just before reaching this spot, the sun had broken through the clouds, highlighting not only the vibrant green of the grass … but also creating a mist between the top of the mountains that gave them a mystical appearance.

Plan your trip to Glencoe

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Glencoe

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Glencoe by other users

9 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM BRUNEI March, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Scotland & Perth and Kinross BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Scottish Highlands BY A USER FROM MALTA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 52 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Glencoe BY A USER FROM IRELAND February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 44 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Singapore BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Scottish Highlands BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Scottish Highlands BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans