Saturday, 9 June 2012

Glencoe




Glencoe in the highlands is a spectacular mountain range with panoramic views. A ramblers paradise there are local camping facilities and some good restaurants.

The actual village of Glencoe near Glencoe valley is renowned for the massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells in the 1690's. The Glencoe visitor centre is certainly worth a visit to find out about the local history of the area and the best walks and hill climbs.

The visitor centre is just past the village along the A82. It is operated by the National Trust for Scotland and features a coffee house and shop as well as an exhibition area and small film presentation area.

The A82 is a very scenic route, taking the traveller through mountain passes, lochs and craggy moorland.

Glencoe village was the home of Hagrid in the Harry Potter film Prisoner of Azkaban.

More details can be found at: www.glencoescotland.com/


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