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Top 15 things to do in Glencoe

1. Glencoe National Nature Reserve

Find yourself at the lowest point of a valley with green, wild, rocky mountains looming overhead at Glencoe National Nature Reserve. This U-shaped glen was formed in the last Ice Age by a glacier, leaving behind a 16 km (10 mi) long, 700 m (0.4 mi) wide stretch of scenic beauty. The serene landscape is ideal for a countryside hike, with many different tails varying in difficulty to choose from. Stop by the visitor center to learn more about the natural surroundings; on-site amenities include a small museum, restaurant, and cafe, where you can warm up with a coffee after a nice hike.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $760 › Learn more about Glencoe National Nature Reserve

2. Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Duror

Take one of the numerous scenic hikes at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, a reserve combination of woods, moors, and mountains with two man-made lakes. The ancient semi-natural woodlands feature silver birches, willows, oaks, alders, and rowan. A rest area provides benches, picnic tables, and viewpoints towards the lake. Herons and ducks will keep you company, and you may also spot red deer, roe deer, foxes, badgers, European pine martens, and red squirrels. Rent a 4WD to tour the entire area.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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3. Glen Etive, Glencoe Village

Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $405 › Learn more about Glen Etive

4. Isle of Skye, The Highlands and Loch Ness- 3 Day Group Tour from Edinburgh

Likely to sell out FROM $221
Discover one of Scotland's most beautiful islands, the Isle of Skye, on a fantastic 3-day tour. See Eilean Donan Castle, visit Loch Ness, traverse Glencoe and more with your guides as the tour lets you see the best Scotland has to offer. Choose between single, double, or no accommodation at time of booking and travel by air-conditioned coach throughout your journey.
Tours from $221 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Glencoe Lochan, Glencoe Village

Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $113 › Learn more about Glencoe Lochan

6. The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore

The Scottish Crannog Centre is a reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling. You will learn all about crannogs, a type of ancient homestead found throughout Scotland and Ireland dating from 2,500 years ago. These structures were built out in the water as defensive homesteads and represented symbols of power and wealth. This authentic re-creation is based on excavation evidence. Your visit includes a self-guided exhibition, a guided crannog tour, and ancient crafts and technology demonstrations. A gift shop offers books, crafts, and other souvenirs. Check ahead for events, which could feature artists, musicians, or skilled craft workers. Please visit website for up-to-date hours and other information.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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8. 3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

FROM $598
Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye on a three-day small-group excursion from Glasgow. In three days, you'll explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in the Highlands, and visit the second-largest island off Scotland’s west coast, the magical Isle of Skye.
Tours from $598 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Loch Katrine, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Located in the specular district of Sterling, Loch Katrine offers plenty of activities for visitors. Take a ride on the steamship Sir Walter Scott, a local landmark for the past 100 years, or the more modern craft, "The Lady of the Lake." Rent a bicycle and bring it on either boat if you’d like to cycle on your return journey. Cycle space on the boats is limited and must be booked in advance. If you prefer a more leisurely experience, walk along the loch's shores and explore the area on foot, then relax with a drink in Brenachoile cafe while enjoying the views from the comfort of the bar.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $733 › Learn more about Loch Katrine

10. Puck's Glen, Benmore

Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $764 › Learn more about Puck's Glen

11. Buachaille Etive Mor, Ballachulish

Buachaille Etive Mor represents one of the most recognizable sights in the country. The peak of the pyramid-shaped mountain stands at 1,021 m (3,350 ft), with bare rocks at the top and lush green grass at the base. If you visit during the winter months, expect snow and really cold weather.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $89 › Learn more about Buachaille Etive Mor

12. 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

FROM $1,059
Discover the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this 5-day tour from Edinburgh. Traveling in a luxury minivan with a knowledgeable guide, see some of Scotland’s most iconic sights. Visit quintessential villages such as Dunkeld and Lochinver, and explore beauty spots like Cairngorms National Park, Loch Ness and Glencoe. You’ll also travel along the scenic Quiraing mountain pass for jaw-dropping views of rural Scotland. Relax with 2 nights’ accommodation in Ullapool and a 2-night stay in Portree in the Isle of Skye. Numbers limited to 16, ensuring a small-group experience.
Tours from $1,059 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Glencoe & Dalness

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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14. Glencoe Folk Museum, Glencoe Village

Suggested duration: 1 hour
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15. Private Central Highlands Driving Tour

FROM $950
This private tour that allows you to diverge from the suggestions based on what you want to get from the day. Spend the day with a local guide allows you to see the Highlands in style at a slow pace that allows you to visit castles, take walks in the fresh to get stunning views, follow in the footsteps of Rob Roy, eat in great local places, visit Outlander locations (optional) and even visit a whisky distillery if you like. As this is a private tour we can tweak it to suit your needs no problem. You will be picked up/dropped off at your hotel/ship and you will tour in an air conditioned Mercedes Vito Tourer which sits up to 7 people comfortably.
Suggested duration: 7h - 8h
Tours from $950 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

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