Glencoe, located in Highland, is situated in Argyll. Visitors will find that the area is a lovely place to visit, providing a wealth of attractions to visit and enjoy. The town can be easily reached from surrounding areas. Many visitors to the area enjoy taking walks through the spectacular hilly country or choose to climb many of the rock faces located in the immediate area. There are ample dining options located in the local area, along with a choice of shopping opportunities. Visitors will also find there are plenty of accommodation options situated in the local area as well.
The Scottish village of Glencoe is located within the area of Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands. The village is located at the northwestern end of the Glen on the banks of the River Coe at the southern end where the river meets with Loch Leven. Loch Leven is a salt-water part of Loch Linnhe.
The term "Glencoe Village" is a relatively recent thing and it is only over the last twenty years that it has started to appear on road signs however the actually village of Glencoe dates back very far in history. The area of Glencoe is where the massacre between the Campbells and the MacDonalds happened during the 1690's and the massacre was carried out under the order from King William the third. The village of Glencoe occupies an area that is known as Carnoch and there is an area that is known as Upper Carnoch and another area that is known as Lower Carnoch.
The village of Glencoe has a small village shop, a local church, a post office, history museum, some bed and breakfast establishments, a primary school and also a mountain rescue centre. There are several dining establishments around the area and these include the Carnoch Restaurant that is located within the village of Glencoe and also the Clachaig Inn that is located within the mouth of the glen.
The village of Glencoe is very popular with people that are looking for a self-catering holiday and there are a number of cottages, lodges and chalets that are available for rental on short breaks and weekly breaks.