The holiday cottage at Kentallen Bay, near Glencoe, Fort William, and Ben Nevis
Visit GLENCOE. SCOTLAND’s most beautiful and historic Glen All in one page, facts and figures Glencoe has been voted as the 4th Wonder of Scotland 50,000 readers of The Scotsman nominated their lists of the Seven Wonders of Scotland. Glencoe came 4th, the first place outside Edinburgh. It was chosen for its wonderful landscape, and its romantic past. Glencoe’s past is dominated by the story of the Massacre of Glencoe. Planned by the government, a troop of 200 Campbell soldiers were billeted upon the MacDonalds in 1692 for several weeks, then were ordered to turn upon their hosts and kill all the men. Most of them avoided doing so, most of them were not Campbells, and they helped nearly all the Macdonald families to escape. It was not a Massacre. It was what is called a Murder Under Trust a heinous Scots crime. Read about the true story Massacre of Glencoe. . Glencoe mountains. The Glencoe splits a 3,000 foot mountain range in two with a deep chasm. The Three Sisters lie to the south and the wonderful ridge of Anoch Eagach to the north. Winter and summer, climbers, walkers, tourists roam these wonderful tops
Pic by Libby Higgins The Buchaille Etive Mhor
Glencoe Information Facts and figures Glencoe Photographs - the most brilliant shots Glencoe weather Daylight Jun 17.5hrs Dec 7hrs .Scottish nights are very much shorter in Summer than in England. Rainfall In the Glen itself rain is at tropical levels, but 6 miles to the West, over the mountain, the area is as dry as the driest parts of England. There a micro climate exists, more sun, less rain than Scots average. Our cottage is there. Temperatures Jan 7C, but snow lies above 2,00ft for 4 months. Jun 17 C - perfect for outdoor activity. Glencoenews can be found here Glencoe people. In past times Glencoe was the home of The MacDonalds, an ancient Scottish clan, rich in Scottish history and tradition. After the Massacre, the Clan dispersed and populated Canada and North America. There are 11 towns in the world taking their name from this little highlands Glen. Glencoe to-day is a small highland village with one main street. Spar shop and a little cafe. The population is about the same as at the time of the Massacre though then the crofts were well scattered up the valley. Its sister community is Ballachulish which is slightly larger Glencoe walksare renowned for their variety. Beside the village are some brilliant short forest walks around a lochan. The old road leads along the river Coe to the climbers centre at the Clachaig Inn. Up the Glen the romantic walk is up to the hidden valley. The MacDonalds were notorious cattle thieves in the Highlands, and his their stolen cattle in this valley. Going onwards, tourists can reach the top of the highest of theGlencoe mountains, Bidean nam Bian. Opposite is the finest ridge walk in the whole of the mainland, Anoch Eagach. But the jewel in Glencoe’s crown is the climbers favourite Buchaille Etive Mhor. This gem was named in a list of the world’s greatest scenic beauties, which was headed by Syndey Opera House. Glencoe is about 2 hours drive from Glasgow, along the beautiful Loch Lomond, and a little further from Edinburgh, alongside Strathyre and the Perthshire hills. Glencoe accomodation is plentiful, from camping areas, and self catering cottages, bed and breakfast in the village and hotels up to 3 star. Special offers For bed and breakfast, and hotels all the prices are reduced considerably in the off season months. Best value is self catering at £12.50 night/person for 4 days. Glencoe skiing lies about 6 miles from the village on the edge of the Moor of Rannoch.
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