• The sun breaks through on an early September day in Glencoe
    The sun breaks through on an early September day in Glencoe© The National Trust for Scotland
  • In all there are over 49 miles of footpaths on the property
    In all there are over 49 miles of footpaths on the property© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Glencoe is home to 8 of the Trust's 46 Munros
    Glencoe is home to 8 of the Trust's 46 Munros© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Glencoe visitor centre
    Glencoe visitor centre© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Glencoe from the east
    Glencoe from the east© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The most famous Scottish glen is also one of its most dramatic
    The most famous Scottish glen is also one of its most dramatic© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The romantic image of the highlands can be experienced in Glencoe
    The romantic image of the highlands can be experienced in Glencoe© Penny van Millingen
  • The scenic drive through Glencoe
    The scenic drive through Glencoe© Penny van Millingen

Glencoe’s diverse landscape makes it the perfect base for a whole range of outdoor activities, but mountaineering is the main magnet.

If you’re an experienced climber looking for a challenge, you’re spoilt for choice. There are eight Munros waiting to be bagged, as well as tough scrambles such as the famous ridge walk along the Aonach Eagach.

Looking for something less strenuous? There are plenty of easier rambles too, such as the walk to Signal Rock.

But it’s not all walking – if you fancy giving your feet a rest, wheels are the way to go. Take a Land Rover Safari, a Ranger-guided wildlife tour through the glen.

After all that activity, head to the Glencoe Visitor Centre and take in the exhibitions and presentations on the area’s wildlife, landscape and history, then relax in the café.

Mountaineering

Glencoe is the home of Scottish mountaineering and was the scene of many first ascents, by celebrated Victorian climbers such as Raeburn, Naismith, Collie and the Abrahams.

The area is still extremely popular in both summer and winter. There are 20 major climbing sites, each with many individual routes. It is estimated that hill walkers make about 150,000 visits to the property each year.

Mountains

Buachaille Etive Mor and Buachaille Etive Beag stand at the east side of the property, the Three Sisters on the south of the glen, and the famous ridge walk along the Aonach Eagach forms our northern boundary.

There are eight Munros within the property - Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire Sgreamhach, Sgorr nam Fiannaidh, Meall Dearg, Stob na Broige, Stob Dearg, Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh. There are no Corbetts though!

In all there are over 49 miles (79km) of footpaths on the property, upon which NTS operates a rolling programme of maintenance and repair.

Exhibition

With exciting interactive displays and activities for both adults and children, Living on the Edge explores the landscape, wildlife and history of Glencoe.

Find out what it feels like to climb on ice, discover how the glen was formed, and try your hand at solving the conservation issues faced by NTS.

Follow the history of the famous massacre of Glencoe with a 15-minute video presentation. Additional audio historical information is available in six languages: English, French, Gaelic, German, Italian and Japanese.

Another two video presentations, plus a free activity book for children, is all part of a fun visit!

Outlook Station

Going for a walk and not sure where to go? Then pop into our outlook station, situated in the reception, for friendly advice from the ranger service. Get the latest weather forecast, or buy the map you need for your walk in the hills. You can also find out about local accommodation and other places of interest to visit in the area.

Viewing Platform

See the surrounding hills up close through our telescope. Look out for the local wildlife; you might even see one of our Highland cattle up close.

Glencoe Guidebook

Glencoe Guidebook

With towering mountains sweeping down on both sides, Glencoe is at once spectacularly beautiful and yet strangely forbidding. Glencoe is also the cradle of Scottish mountaineering and the area provides some of the finest climbing and walking in the …

Glencoe Guidebook£5.00
 

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Opening times & Prices

21 Feb
  • Visitor Centre: Closed
  • Exhibition: Closed
  • Shop: Closed
  • Café: Closed
  • Site: all year daily
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £6.50
  • Family: £16.50
  • 1 Parent: £11.50
  • Concession: £5.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Gold
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star