Glencoe National Nature Reserve

Glencoe National Nature Reserve

Glencoe National Nature Reserve
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About
The National Trust for Scotland cares for Glencoe National Nature Reserve, a 14,000 acre estate with 60 kilometres of footpaths for you to explore, marvel at the panoramic mountain views and spot internationally-renowned wildlife. Glencoe is a natural wonder, the remnants of a 'caldera' or super-volcano, formed many millions of years ago and later shaped by glaciers during numerous Ice Ages. Its history is a poignant one, most famed for the 'Massacre' of 1692 and more recently as a playground for pioneering mountaineers and climbers. Find out more or support the conservation work of Glencoe's Ranger team at the NTS Glencoe Visitor Centre at the western end of the Glen.
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  • Cathy S
    Farmersville, Texas277 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely stunning views!
    We had a beautiful rainless day when we drove through. Lots of places to pull off and walk around just be sure to signal and not stop abruptly as the speed limit is 60 mph. Some of the most beautiful views we saw in Scotland!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 May 2023
  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, California4,095 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lot of People
    We were surprised by the number of people who had the same idea as we did. There are quite a few parking pullouts along on the way for fantastic photos. It was a chilly and windy the day we visited so did not do any of the hikes. Besides, the views from the road are the best.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Kathleen V
    200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More Than a Battlefield!
    This was my first visit to Glen Coe. I guess I thought it was just another battleground. Not so. The area is quite magical. Mountains all around, giving the feeling of safety. Our guide, Lucy, provided way more information. Not just about the infamous battle, but also the history of the land, the landscapes, its people and critters, etc. Lovely gift shop and cafe. Only as much walking as you want to do.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 20 June 2023
  • Thomas G
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,819 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hike hike hike
    This area is great to have several hikes. Our base was at the Three sisters viewpoints (which are waterfalls) and from here many great hikes are impressive. The Hidden Valley hike is fantastic and I would recommend doing that one, or walk up the mountains. This is one of the most scenic areas in the Scotland. Enjoy this great region.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Chastidyi
    Seymour, Tennessee638 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must see!
    This place is awe inspiring. It quite literally took my breath away and almost brought me to tears at certain spots. The drive through is glorious, and it would be an amazing spot to bring a picnic and really sit with the views. We were in a bit of a time crunch so I didn’t get to spend as much time there as I would have liked. It was raining and misty, and it was still such a beautiful area. My husband said he would come back to Scotland just for it.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 2 March 2024
  • amanda5805
    Duncan, Canada6,873 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must drive while in Scotland
    Driving through the Glencoe National Nature Preserve in Scotland was an awe-inspiring experience that left us utterly captivated by the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands. As we wound our way through the rugged landscape, we were treated to breathtaking vistas at every turn. The scenery along the route was nothing short of spectacular, with towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, and dramatic valleys stretching out before us. The Glencoe Valley itself, with its imposing mountains and craggy ridges, evoked a sense of grandeur and majesty that was truly humbling to behold. One of the highlights of our drive was the abundance of stopping points along the way, each offering panoramic views that seemed straight out of a postcard. From tranquil lochs reflecting the surrounding mountains to expansive vistas of rolling moorland, there was no shortage of stunning photo opportunities. We found ourselves pulling over time and time again to soak in the scenery and capture the beauty of Glencoe on camera. Well until we ran out of day light. This was a highlight we still talk about from our Uk & Ireland Trip
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 March 2024
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada6,873 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Driving through the Glencoe National Nature Preserve in Scotland was an awe-inspiring experience that left us utterly captivated by the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands. As we wound our way through the rugged landscape, we were treated to breathtaking vistas at every turn.

The scenery along the route was nothing short of spectacular, with towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, and dramatic valleys stretching out before us. The Glencoe Valley itself, with its imposing mountains and craggy ridges, evoked a sense of grandeur and majesty that was truly humbling to behold.

One of the highlights of our drive was the abundance of stopping points along the way, each offering panoramic views that seemed straight out of a postcard. From tranquil lochs reflecting the surrounding mountains to expansive vistas of rolling moorland, there was no shortage of stunning photo opportunities.

We found ourselves pulling over time and time again to soak in the scenery and capture the beauty of Glencoe on camera. Well until we ran out of day light.

This was a highlight we still talk about from our Uk & Ireland Trip
Written 13 March 2024
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Chastidyi
Seymour, TN638 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
This place is awe inspiring. It quite literally took my breath away and almost brought me to tears at certain spots. The drive through is glorious, and it would be an amazing spot to bring a picnic and really sit with the views. We were in a bit of a time crunch so I didn’t get to spend as much time there as I would have liked. It was raining and misty, and it was still such a beautiful area. My husband said he would come back to Scotland just for it.
Written 2 March 2024
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Akshay G
Gurdaspur, India97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
A drive to remember.
We drove through this reserve and it was mesmerizing. Words wud not be sufficient to describe the experience. It was wonderfully desolate and outwardly. A trek here is a must.
Loved it
Written 28 October 2023
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Thomas G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,819 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This area is great to have several hikes. Our base was at the Three sisters viewpoints (which are waterfalls) and from here many great hikes are impressive. The Hidden Valley hike is fantastic and I would recommend doing that one, or walk up the mountains. This is one of the most scenic areas in the Scotland. Enjoy this great region.
Written 17 October 2023
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Ponuponas
Vilnius, Lithuania1,232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Super place for hiking. Loved every minute a was there. You have to experience it ! Amazing views. Just be prepare for a rain.
Written 14 August 2023
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diane m
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
The drive to get here is phenomenal. The Highlands are very beautiful. While at the Nature Reserve we learned of some hikes in the area to try. We went to Glencoe Lachan which has some nice easy trails.
Written 12 August 2023
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J B
Herne Bay, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Stopped so many times to take loads of photos, brilliant slow drive through the mountains, along with many others.
Written 1 July 2023
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Kathleen V
Portland, Oregon200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This was my first visit to Glen Coe. I guess I thought it was just another battleground. Not so. The area is quite magical. Mountains all around, giving the feeling of safety. Our guide, Lucy, provided way more information. Not just about the infamous battle, but also the history of the land, the landscapes, its people and critters, etc. Lovely gift shop and cafe. Only as much walking as you want to do.
Written 20 June 2023
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David J
Longden-upon-Tern, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Glencoe is surrounded by stunning mountains and even though the weather was gloomy, that added to the atmosphere
Written 16 June 2023
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA4,095 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We were surprised by the number of people who had the same idea as we did. There are quite a few parking pullouts along on the way for fantastic photos. It was a chilly and windy the day we visited so did not do any of the hikes. Besides, the views from the road are the best.
Written 29 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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