On the way to Glen Coe along road A82, Highlands
Picturesque Loch Leven, Highlands
This is what happened to me and I have to admit that it is definitely my favourite place in Scotland.
If you like the outdoor activities or looking for breathtaking landscapes (waterfalls, lochs, reflection of the mountains in the water) Glen Coe is one of the places you should not miss during your visit to Scotland.
If you have more time, you may also visit neighbouring Glen Etive. On the way to Loch Etive along the River Etive you can enjoy stunning waterfall, beautiful scenery and wild life. If you are lucky you may see a deer crossing the road therefore please drive carefully.
Plan your trip in advance and remember to wear very good shoes and a waterproof jacket - the weather changes very quickly and sometimes during one day you may experience four seasons!
Take plenty of petrol with you. The last thing you want is to worry about it or to be stuck with no petrol in the middle of Highlands.
Take a camera and plenty of memory cards with you as you will experience very scenic and breathtaking ride through the mountains on the way to Glen Coe. It is very difficult to resist a temptation to stop almost every 100 metres to take a photo!
If you would like to spend more time in the area you have several choices of accommodation located in and around the village of Glencoe. If you do not want to stay in Glencoe you can drive up north to charming Fort William, which is only 14 miles away.
The mountains of Glen Coe are built from some of the oldest sedimentary and volcanic strata in the world.
In Glen Coe area a couple of very successful movies were filmed: “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, “Highlander” (with Sean Connery) and “Rob Roy” (with Liam Neeson).
PUBLISHED ON 24 JULY 2010
BY GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURES
PHOTOGRAPHS BY AREK & VIOLA
What is interesting to see and do in Glen Coe?
Glen Coe is unquestionably one of Scotland’s most historic, beautiful, breathtaking and scenic Highland glens.
Glen Coe Map
Scenic road A82 goes right through the middle of green Glen Coe, Highlands
Picturesque Loch Leven, Highlands
Scenic landscapes of snowy Glen Coe hills, Highlands
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You may like Glencoe if you like scenic scenery, picturesque roads and hill walking.”
Drive along scenic road A82
it is one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.
Glen Coe is visited by many domestic and international tourists every year. It has become a famous centre for a variety of outdoor activities: walking, skiing, climbing, fishing, sailing, sea kayaking, cycling and horse-riding. It is perfect for all ages and everyone will surely find something here to enjoy.
From my point of view one of the key attractions is absolutely amazing drive along A82 through the mountains on both sides of the road.
It gives unbelievable feeling of being completely free and for sure encourages to return to Glen Coe again and again to enjoy the view and explore surrounding mountains.
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Travel information presented in this article is based upon our own experience, which means that descriptions given here, necessarily contain an element of subjective opinion, which may not reflect your own experience on another occasion.
Information provided in this travel article was accurate at the time of our journey