About The Area
See & Do - Activities, Places to Visit, Eat & Drink in Glencoe
There is just so much to see and do when you stay at our cottages!
Glencoe's varied landscapes and thrilling natural features make it a playground for adventure seekers. From navigating the waters to exploring the land, there's an activity to ignite every spirit of adventure.
Discover Glencoe in a whole new way with a fun and eco-friendly Segway tour. These self-balancing devices offer a unique way to explore the surroundings. Traverse the scenic trails, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy the breathtaking vistas, all while having fun!
Embark on a boat trip and experience the magnificence of Glencoe from the water. Observe the local wildlife, admire the mountainous skyline, and delve into the area's rich history and folklore. It's an adventure that combines tranquility with exploration.
Find your balance and explore the serene lochs of Glencoe on a paddle board. This water sport is not just fun and relaxing, it's also a great way to appreciate the stunning reflections of the landscapes on the loch’s surface.
Paddle through Glencoe's waterways and immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery. Whether you're a seasoned kayaker or a first-timer, there's an experience for everyone. From calm, leisurely paddling to tackling the rapids, it's an adventure you won't forget.
Gondola at Nevis Range
Take a scenic ride on the gondola at Nevis Range and witness the mesmerising beauty of the Highlands from above. With panoramic views stretching as far as the eye can see, it's a tranquil and awe-inspiring experience.
Whether you're staying at Kentra Cottage or Little Dunire, these exciting activities are easily accessible. Both cottages provide the comfort and convenience you need after an exhilarating day of adventures.
So pack your adventurous spirit and embrace the exciting experiences Glencoe has to offer. From water-based exploits to thrilling Segway tours, there's a wealth of adventurous activities waiting for you in this picturesque Highland region.
Glencoe's enchanting landscapes, filled with rugged mountains, tranquil lochs, and diverse wildlife, make it a favourite among nature lovers and photographers. Here, you can delve into the tranquillity of nature and capture its beauty through your lens.
Fishing in Glencoe
Try your hand at *loch fishing and feel the calm wash over you as you cast your line amidst Glencoe's serene surroundings. Whether you're an experienced angler or a first-timer, fishing in Glencoe's lochs or off the coast offers both peaceful solitude and the thrill of the catch.
*Local permit required for Loch fishing
Photography in Glencoe
For photographers, both amateur and professional, Glencoe is a dream come true. Its landscapes offer a kaleidoscope of photo opportunities throughout the year. Capture the majesty of the towering mountains, the serenity of the lochs, or the unique flora and fauna that call Glencoe home.
In spring, photograph the blooming heather and wildflowers painting the hills with colour. Summer brings lush greenery and long, golden sunsets that bathe the landscape in a warm glow. Autumn transforms Glencoe into a riot of fiery hues, while winter blankets it in a serene layer of snow.
The wildlife in Glencoe provides ample opportunities for captivating nature photography. Look out for majestic red deer, soaring birds of prey, and the elusive otters and pine martens.
Whether you're enjoying a romantic stay at Kentra Cottage or a family holiday at Little Dunire, a trip to Glencoe offers the chance to reconnect with nature and capture stunning photographs. Immerse yourself in Glencoe's natural beauty, enjoy the quiet thrill of fishing, and create lasting memories through the lens of your camera.
Glorious landscapes, varied terrains, and a passionate sporting community make Glencoe a remarkable setting for competitive sports and events. Each year, athletes and sports enthusiasts from around the world converge on this Scottish Highland region, drawn by its unique challenges and breathtaking beauty. Here's what Glencoe has to offer:
Scottish Six Day Trial
Experience the thrill of off-road motorcycling with the Scottish Six Day Trial, one of the world's oldest motorcycle events. Over six adrenaline-fueled days, riders traverse an array of routes across the stunning Scottish landscapes, testing their endurance, agility, and sheer determination. Whether you're a participant or a spectator, the Scottish Six Day Trial is an event not to be missed.
Immerse yourself in the dramatic beauty of the Highlands while testing your physical and mental stamina in the Glencoe Marathon. This demanding route takes runners through rugged trails, steep ascents, and serene glens. With the awe-inspiring scenery as your backdrop, it's a marathon experience like no other.
Mountain Bike World Cup
Feel your heart race as you witness some of the world's best riders tackle the challenging terrains of the Mountain Bike World Cup. Held in nearby Fort William, this event showcases the thrilling speed, skill, and precision of downhill mountain biking. For those inspired, Glencoe's trails offer their own two-wheeled adventures.
A stay at Little Dunire or Kentra Cottage places you at the heart of these exciting events. Both cottages provide a warm, comfortable sanctuary to rest and rejuvenate, ready for the next day's challenges or spectating. With their central locations, they're the perfect base for participants and spectators alike.
Whether you're a participant pushing your limits, a passionate spectator, or someone inspired to try a new sporting venture, Glencoe's competitive sports and events deliver excitement, camaraderie, and unforgettable experiences amidst the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands.
When it comes to dining, the Glencoe area has plenty to offer. Whether you're an adventurous foodie seeking local specialities, or you simply enjoy comforting meals in cosy, friendly environments, Glencoe's array of eateries will not disappoint.
Nestled amidst stunning landscapes, Glencoe boasts an impressive array of dining options that reflect its rich cultural heritage and its wealth of fresh, local produce. From traditional Scottish fare served in historic pubs, to exquisite seafood fresh from the nearby lochs, the food scene in Glencoe is as diverse as the scenery that surrounds it.
Here are some recommendations:
Clachaig Inn: Known as one of Scotland's best pubs, the Clachaig Inn offers hearty meals and a selection of ales that will please any palate. Nestled in the heart of Glencoe, it's the perfect place to unwind after a day of outdoor adventures.
Lochleven Seafood Café: A short drive from Glencoe, the Lochleven Seafood Café is renowned for its fresh, locally sourced seafood. The tranquil lochside setting only enhances the dining experience.
Ballachulish Hotel: This historic hotel boasts an excellent restaurant and bar with stunning views over Loch Linnhe and the Morvern Hills. The menu features traditional Scottish dishes with a modern twist.
The Old Inn: Slightly further away on the outskirts of Appin (a scenic 30 minute drive) is the Old Inn. If you are looking for the best steak you have ever had - look no further!
Kings House Hotel: Set against the magnificent backdrop of Buachaille Etive Mòr , you are sure to find a dining experience that will make hungry tummies happy!
Tucked away amidst the breathtaking Scottish Highlands, Glencoe is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Famous for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and welcoming hospitality, it's the perfect location for a range of exciting mountain activities. From beginners to seasoned adventurers, Glencoe offers something for everyone.
Scale the heights and explore the majestic peaks of Glencoe. The region is renowned for its dramatic ridges and deep valleys, providing a challenging and exciting terrain for mountaineering. From the iconic Three Sisters to the intimidating Aonach Eagach ridge, every climb rewards you with panoramic views that are simply unparalleled.
Glencoe offers a multitude of hill walking trails, perfect for soaking up the Scottish scenery at a more leisurely pace. Take a gentle stroll around the Glencoe Lochan or conquer the heights of the Pap of Glencoe. For the truly adventurous, the long-distance West Highland Way passes nearby, offering an extended trek through some of the most beautiful landscapes Scotland has to offer. Read more
Guided Hill Walking
For those less familiar with the terrain, or those wanting to enhance their experience with local knowledge, guided hill walking tours are an excellent option. Experienced guides can lead you along the best trails, sharing insights about the area's rich flora, fauna, and history along the way.
Thrill-seekers won't be able to resist the lure of mountain biking in Glencoe. The rugged landscape provides a multitude of trails, suitable for all levels of expertise. Test your skills on challenging mountain tracks or enjoy a more tranquil ride through quiet forest trails. Either way, you're guaranteed an unforgettable experience.
Skiing & Snowboarding
When winter arrives, Glencoe transforms into a snowy wonderland, ideal for skiing and snowboarding. The Glencoe Mountain Resort and nearby Nevis Range offer a variety of pistes for all abilities. From beginners to seasoned professionals, everyone can enjoy the rush of descending Glencoe's snow-covered slopes.
Staying in Little Dunire or Kentra Cottage, you'll be at the heart of all these activities. Our cosy, comfortable cottages are the perfect base to return to after a day of adventures, offering a restful haven amidst the natural beauty of Glencoe.
Experience the thrill of mountain activities in Glencoe, where every day brings a new adventure. Whether you're climbing towering peaks, traversing beautiful trails, or tearing down snow-covered slopes, Glencoe offers an exhilarating experience you'll never forget.
Embrace the spirit of adventure and escape to the Scottish Highlands with a stay at either of our two Glencoe cottages, the quintessential base for your hill walking holiday in Glencoe. With a captivating landscape of rugged peaks, serene lochs, and sweeping valleys, Glencoe is a paradise for hill walkers, and Little Dunire is your gateway to it all.
Set amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of Glencoe, Little Dunire offers up to six guests, and Kentra sleeping 2 guests, are both comfortable and cosy bases to return to after a day of exploring. But it's the location that truly sets our cottages apart. Renowned for its stunning hill walking routes, Glencoe offers trails to suit all abilities, from gentle loch-side strolls to challenging climbs.
If you're looking for an easy start, the Glencoe Lochan trails, located just a short distance from the cottages, provide beautiful forest walks with outstanding views over the loch and the Pap of Glencoe. For a moderate challenge, the Glencoe Orbital Track circles the village offering stunning panoramas of the Glencoe mountains.
More experienced mountaineers might want to tackle the *Aonach Eagach ridge, known as the narrowest ridge on the British mainland, or the Ballachulish Horseshoe, both offering thrilling climbs and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
The famous West Highland Way, Scotland's premier long-distance trail, passes nearby, providing an opportunity for an unforgettable day walk or even a multi-day hiking adventure.
For winter enthusiasts, the Glencoe Mountain Resort and Nevis Range, easily accessible from the cottage, are perfect for exploring snow-covered trails and frost-kissed landscapes.
*Above all we want you to have an amazing time when staying at the cottages wether out on the hill or relaxing at the cottages. With that in mind, if your are at all unsure about your capability in the hills and mountains, please seek the advice of a trained mountain leader - just ask us and we can put you in contact with some fantastic guides.
Inside Little Dunire, comfort is paramount. Each of our rooms is ensuite, offering each guest their own private space. Our flexible 'zip and link' beds ensure a restful night’s sleep whether you're travelling as singles or couples. A cosy, inviting living area complete with a warming wood-burning stove offers the ideal space for relaxation and recounting the day's adventures. Meanwhile, Kentra Cottage, with its spacious open-plan layout and underfloor heating, provides an inviting retreat for couples or solo travellers. The gigantic super king-size oak bed is regularly praised for its comfort, ensuring a refreshing night's sleep after a day of hill walking.
In both cottages, you'll find a cosy and inviting living area. Little Dunire boasts a warming wood-burning stove, the perfect setting for relaxation and recounting the day's adventures. In Kentra, the unique character and charm of the cottage, with its open wooden roof beams and bespoke hardwood furniture, creates a tranquil atmosphere, ideal for unwinding. Both spaces are meticulously designed to offer you a place of comfort and relaxation amidst your Highland adventures.
We bring the magic of the Highlands to your doorstep, providing an unforgettable base for your hill walking holiday. Discover the exhilarating trails, experience the Scottish wilderness, and then return home to the warm, inviting embrace of either of our cottages – truly a hill walker’s haven.
For more tips and walking routes head over to Walkhighlands
Glencoe is a haven for those seeking to unwind, enjoy leisurely pursuits, and indulge in delectable dining experiences.
Scotland's west coast is renowned for its fresh seafood, and Glencoe is no exception. The area boasts several exquisite dining spots where you can savor locally caught seafood. Whether you fancy a hearty fish and chips or a delicate lobster dish, Glencoe's seafood dining scene will not disappoint.
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Glencoe with a leisurely boat trip. Take in the panoramic views of the surrounding highlands, spot local wildlife, and learn about the area's rich history and folklore. It's a peaceful and refreshing experience that contrasts with the exhilarating hikes and climbs.
Glencoe offers an array of traditional country pursuits for those wanting to experience the charm of rural Scottish life. Whether it's exploring the surrounding estates, participating in game hunts, or simply appreciating the tranquility of the countryside, there's something to cater to every leisurely interest.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
If you're looking for a unique and fun-filled activity, try your hand at clay pigeon shooting. Experience the thrill of hitting your target against the stunning backdrop of Glencoe's scenic landscapes. It's a fantastic way to engage in a traditional sport, whether you're a seasoned shot or a first-time participant.
Enjoy a round of golf amidst the captivating scenery of Glencoe. With its well-maintained courses set against the backdrop of towering mountains and tranquil lochs, golfing in Glencoe is both a sport and a feast for the eyes.
Whether you're staying at the romantic Kentra Cottage or the family-friendly Little Dunire, these leisurely activities and recreational pursuits add a relaxing and enjoyable dimension to your Glencoe experience. Enjoy the quieter pleasures of Glencoe and create unforgettable memories in Scotland's magnificent Highlands.