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Glencoe: land of fire and ice

Glencoe is a magnificent land of fire and ice. Formed by volcanoes and glaciers, it is perhaps the most iconic landscape in Scotland, boasting breathtaking vistas, fascinating history and incredible geography.

The scenic drive from Oban through Glencoe, past lochs and castles into Scotland’s most romantic glen offers plenty of photo opportunities, including mountains, wild stags and waterfalls. No wonder it has starred on the silver screen, in films such as Skyfall, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, and Highlander.

There are a plethora of famous peaks, from Buachaille Etive Mor, Bidean nam Bian and the Pap of Glencoe. Take in Rannoch Moor, one of Britain's last remaining wilderness areas, which almost resembles a moonscape. You can even take a chair lift at Glencoe Mountain Resort for the best view in town.

Learn how the hardy Highlanders lived up until the 18th century and hear stories of clan life and legend that rival any Hollywood blockbuster plot. Enjoy a delicious traditional Scottish meal served with stunning views and, of course, sample the local whisky.

Just a short drive from Oban, Glencoe offers some of Scotland's most breath taking scenery, and is a must see for anyone visiting the West Coast.


Let us help you find the best things to do in Oban, from our guided heritage walking tours to self drive itineraries. An Oban Walking Tour is the perfect way to start your visit, as you learn about the history and culture of the town and get suggestions for your visit. Get in touch today!


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