Glencoe, Scotland

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Glencoe

 

Glencoe probably deserves the distinction of being called Scotland’s most scenic and famous glen in the Highlands. People flock to Glencoe from all over year in, year out because most of them are fascinated by the beauty and grandeur of the neighboring mountains as well as the intriguing and quite turbulent history of the area.

Buachaille Etive Mor (translated as “The great heardsman of Etive”) is the first thing that meets the eye upon arriving at Glencoe. The Buachaille Etive Mor is a grand and impressive mountain which is located just across the expansive Rannoch Moor. Rising more than a thousand feet above the Rannoch’s great wilderness before gently going down Glencoe is the A82, the south’s main route.

It is just a short way to Glencoe’s small village which is overlooked by the grandiosely shaped Pap of Glencoe whose name is quite apt. Glencoe’s modestly sized village gives the visitor with a large array of comforts, from accommodations such as bed and breakfasts, cafes, restaurants, a post office, a petrol station, and shops. The village also boasts of a small yet nice little museum and pleasant walks in the area of the Lochan Hospital which had once been the Strathcona Estate and Home.