Glencoe National Nature Reserve
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Glencoe National Nature Reserve

Dramatic mountains, rare beauty and haunting history in the heart of the Highlands
Glencoe from the South with the road winding into the distance. The sky is grey and heavy.
  • Stand at the sites of the infamous Glencoe Massacre.

  • Get close to nature on a wildlife Land Rover safari.

  • Climb one of the towering mountains that surround the glen.

  • Go set jetting – Glencoe has featured in scenes from the Harry Potter films, The 39 Steps, Braveheart, Rob Roy and Skyfall.

  • Explore the visitor centre to learn about the glen, its wildlife and the families who lived here.

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One adult family
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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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About this place

No description can re-create the impact of seeing Glencoe for the first time. It has long been one of the most famous places in Scotland, known equally for its awe-inspiring views and sorrowful past.

Glencoe is a place of history, wildlife, adventure and myth. The mountains were formed through violent volcanic eruptions, and then sculpted by massive glaciers. Fingal, the legendary Celtic hero, is said to have made his home among these towering mountains, while his poet son, Ossian, found inspiration in the landscape.

On 13 February 1692, 38 men, women and children of the MacDonald clan were murdered by a regiment of soldiers (acting on behalf of the government) whom they had welcomed into their homes. The tragedy of the Glencoe Massacre still has the power to evoke powerful emotions.

The Trust has cared for Glencoe since 1935. We work to maintain footpaths, look after the fragile biodiversity and keep the landscape as precious and wild as it was when it first came into our care

Our accreditations and awards

  • 4 Star Visitor Attraction
  • Green Tourism Gold

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