Glencoe is an absolutely stunning part of Scotland. The National Trust owns much of the land. So, this means it’s been well cared for and is an ideal place to visit. Here are a few highlights of the area that you might want to include in a day trip.
The Glencoe Mountain Resort sits in 200 acres of Rannoch Moor - an area of outstanding natural beauty. The chairlift runs all year long, making it easy to access the mountain tops. From there, you can enjoy the fantastic views that draw photographers year-round. You might even catch a glimpse of the golden eagles that call the area home.
In summer you can go walking or mountain biking. There’s a dry ski slope that you can go tubing on. In winter, there are 20 runs and eight lifts that you can ski, snowboard, or sledge down. There’s also a great cafe serving homemade food.
This National Trust runs the visitor centre. You can get a cup of tea and learn about the history of Glencoe at the same time. You can then take a nature walk and continue to learn as the trails are littered with historical sites. If you’re more interested in modern history, you can also find a range of filming locations for movies such as Harry Potter, Braveheart, and Skyfall. If you want to see wildlife, you can go on a wildlife safari that starts at the visitor centre.
This quaint little museum shows you a range of artefacts from the area. You can see everything from toys and clothes to weapons all used in the region throughout the ages.
The drive to Glencoe takes a little over an hour from Killin Highland Lodges. The route is gorgeous, and as a result, the time will fly by.