Glencoe Camping and Caravanning Club Site, found in the Scottish Highlands within Argyll & Bute, is a much loved holiday destination and the proud owner of a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award. The park is open from late March to early November, and offers serviced pitches for tents, motorhomes, and touring caravans. As well as electricity hook-ups, the park also has facilities for taking care of laundry and washing up, while wireless internet access is also available.
Glencoe Camping and Caravanning Club Site is perfect for anyone who wants to be surrounded by beautiful scenery and that is looking to connect with nature and the outdoors. The area around Glencoe is managed by the National Trust for Scotland and is affectionately known as “walking country.”
All of the pitches available at the park offer stunning views that you might be tempted to simply sit and look at during your stay, although there is much to discover by leaving the site and looking around.
The site and surrounding area is particularly popular during the summer months, when wildlife safaris and various other adventures are offered the nearby visitor centre. The area is also famous for being the location for several scenes filmed for the Harry Potter film series, while a trip to Fort William will allow you to experience the majesty of the Jacobite Steam Train.
As for the walks, the choice really comes down to what you want to do. You can walk along hill and mountain tops or stick to the valleys of the local area, all of which will provide you with terrific photo opportunities and exposure to some of the best wildlife and scenery to be found anywhere in Europe. Those who want a stern challenge can tackle one of the eight Munros in the area – the name given to mountains over 3,000 feet tall – although checking weather conditions first is highly advised.
If you are looking for activities in the local area, you won’t be disappointed. Both the visitor centre and several sites close to Glencoe Camping and Caravanning Club Site offer cycling, horse riding, boat launch and sailing trips, while you can hire fishing equipment from many locations or bring along your own if you are an experienced angler.
Take advantage of having the best of Scotland at your mercy, and grab the chance to see some of the best scenery in Europe from a peaceful, ideally situated park.
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Glencoe National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre is very eco-friendly and commemorates the infamous massacre of 1692. It is a short walk from the site. Wildlfe Land Rover Safaris are available during the summer.
The Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum is the only thatched building in the area.
Take a ferry across Loch Linnhe from Corran to Ardgour, part of the old trade route, the ‘Road to the Isles’.
The West Highland Way passes within nine miles of the site. There are many other low and high-level walks to explore some of Europe’s finest scenery.
Fort William is home to The Jacobite steam train, which travels through dramatic and beautiful scenery. The route is known as one of the greatest railway journeys in the world.
Many films and TV programmes use locations in the area, from Harry Potter to Kidnapped.
There are eight Munros (mountains over 3,000ft) in the area. Several are accessible on foot.
The woodlands of Strontian were planted by the Riddell family in the 19th century. They are now home to sea eagles and red squirrels.
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London 05 Jan 2015
Great views and access. Glencoe has real atmosphere all year round. The site is also very friendly The staff do their best to constrain the welcome you sometimes get from midges, but they are a price worth paying if you take reasonable precautions yourself