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Some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen - try and stay for a couple of days at least because the mountains change with the weather and the light. An absolute must-do when visiting Scotland!
Have always wanted to visit Glen Coe and it didn’t disappoint. Beautiful streams, rugged landscape and brooding Storm cloud capped mountains with a bit of rain thrown in. Just the way we imagined in would be - a sunny day is not the way to...More
We started our visit to Glencoe at the Glencoe Visitors Centre. This has displays describing aspects of the region's history, geology, natural history and mountaineering. However, we felt that the displays were a little superficial and information rather sparse, certainly not worth the cost of...More
Our drive through Glen Coe was gorgeous. We were so glad that we took the side road back Glen Etive. I had been nervous about driving on the one lane road, but it was very easy and I highly recommend taking the time for this...More
We only had the opportunity to drive through as for most of our trip we were booking accommodation as we arrived in each place - Glen Coe was too popular to do this! So if you are going that way make sure you book in...More
Glen Coe is one of the most beautiful and historic valleys in Scotland. My wife and I share the opinion that Glen Coe is on a par with Yosemite. Obviously smaller, but just as beautiful in its own way and maybe more historic. We love...More
Is it a beautiful drive? Yes. However, we were expecting more. Maybe it had more to do with the time of year or time of day that we drove through Glen Coe. It was later in the day due to car problems which also may...More
Magnificent view, atmospheric, very humbling. If you can manage to find a parking space it's so well worthwhile the stop. Scenery is jaw droppingly beautiful. Viewed this part of Scotland in October, rain showers, sun and wind just made it better.
Trip Advisor never lets me down. I had asked for advice on the best way to drive to and from the Isle of Mull (leaving from Stirling Castle and ending up in Glasgow) without retracing our steps, and was advised to drive north through Glencoe...More
Glencoe was just wonderful to visit. We went in September when it was a bit rainy but managed to get in some hiking and sightseeing. After a very long day we stayed in Appin just on the water at the Pier House -highly recommend it!
Response from malcolmmanners | Reviewed this property |
As said above, any bank will do it. But I find it even more convenient (and often a better rate) to use an ATM there. Often they don't charge an ATM fee (there will be a label if that's the case). Be sure to let your bank... More
As said above, any bank will do it. But I find it even more convenient (and often a better rate) to use an ATM there. Often they don't charge an ATM fee (there will be a label if that's the case). Be sure to let your bank know you'll be using your debit card in Scotland, if you plan to do that, or they may freeze it, thinking it has been stolen. There are ATMs just outside of customs at the major airports, and at least one in nearly every little town and village.
Response from Pete_Chipp | Reviewed this property |
There are alot of companies in Glasgow and Edinburgh that arrange tours of various durations in minibuses to visit the Highlands from the major cities. They are geared up for people who don't have a car, and... More
There are alot of companies in Glasgow and Edinburgh that arrange tours of various durations in minibuses to visit the Highlands from the major cities. They are geared up for people who don't have a car, and they focus on the main sights, skipping from one to the next.
For the ones I have seen, the clients seem to get a good deal, with the driver/guide stopping off at all the interesting spots for photos and a mooch about. Mostly its young international travellers on these jaunts. If you don't have transport, then this is a great way to see a lot in a short time.
I have walked all over the Highlands and usually take a car, so I can't recommend any particular company for the tours. Also, if you are definitely set on a walk, as opposed to sightseeing, then this kind of tour might not be the one for you.
Glencoe in particular is stunning, and there are terrific views to be had from the roadside car parking. For a walk, its hard to recommend anything particular, since everyone has a different expectation from that. There is some serious mountaineering to be had in 'The Coe', and some strolls up the historical road route in the valley too and round about.
Now if you fancy being independent about this, and want to get some walking in, here's my recommendation:
From Glasgow the Citylink bus service goes direct to Glencoe with frequent outward services, and you can book online (search Citylink). I would recommend buying a return to 'Glencoe visitor centre', but get off one stop early (more than 10 miles) at the 'Glencoe ski centre road end'. From the ski place, you can get terrific views of the Buchaille mountain, get food, and take a chair lift up the mountain if the weather is good. You could also walk a few miles out and back on the West Highland Way track.
For the next part of this cunning plan, get a later bus from the Ski to the Glencoe Visitor Centre. You can pay on the bus by contactless. Sit on the left hand side of the bus for the best views as you go right through 'The Coe' itself.
The one way journey by bus takes 2hrs 15mins and you go up the side of Loch Lomond.
Response from SumanthC28 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jacquelyn, another word, it is not important that one must have couple of hours. You could have a wonderful time even with 30-40 minutes and still take some beautiful snaps along the way. Thought I should add this to make... More
Hi Jacquelyn, another word, it is not important that one must have couple of hours. You could have a wonderful time even with 30-40 minutes and still take some beautiful snaps along the way. Thought I should add this to make things easy. Thanks
Response from NiallInTheHills | Reviewed this property |
May and September are usually the best times for camping in Scotland. The weather is stable, rain is low and there is still plenty of daylight. The first week of October is also frequently stable, however the chances of... More
May and September are usually the best times for camping in Scotland. The weather is stable, rain is low and there is still plenty of daylight. The first week of October is also frequently stable, however the chances of stable weather diminish with each week that passes through the month.