While visiting Glencoe, Ballachulish and the Fort William area we have stayed at the Isles of Glencoe Hotel. Magnificent, friendly, welcoming and comfortable summarise this wonderful hotel set in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
The location of the hotel is perfect for visiting the following:
Rannoch Moor - A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation. Fifty square miles of rugged boggy moorland at the top of Glen Coe notable for its wildlife.
Glen Coe - Taking its name from the River Coe that runs through the glen. Considered by some to be one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland. The road travels down the glen from Rannoch Moor affording travellers amazing views before arriving in the villages of Glencoe and Ballchulish.
The village of Glencoe - On the banks of Loch Leven at the mouth of the River Coe.
Ballachulish - Famous for its slate mine that closed in 1955 after supplying slate for centuries to roof buildings in Edinburgh and Glasgow .
Oban - A charming harbour town known as 'The Gateway to the Isles' popular for a visit to the Oban Distillery amongst other things.
Fort William - Second largest town in the Highlands after Inverness. Popular for walking and climbing having the Aonach Mòr and Ben Nevis mountains nearby.
The Glenfinnan Monument - At the head of Loch Shiel marking the location of where
Prince Charles Edward Stuart raised his standard at the 1745 Jacobite uprising.
The Glenfinnan Viaduct - A twenty-one arch rail bridge made famous for being in the second
Harry Potter film ‘The Chamber of Secrets’.
‘Road to the Isles’ - A scenic road between Fort William and the port town of Mallaig.
‘Almost afloat, the Isles of Glencoe Hotel and Leisure Centre nestles on the side of a peninsula reaching into Loch Leven. This friendly, modern 3 star hotel offers everything you dream of on holiday; spacious bedrooms with loch and mountain-views and a relaxed, convivial ambience.
The Isles is the perfect base for a special holiday or break in this beautiful part of the Highlands of Scotland. There is so much to see and do – stunning day tour by car, boat trips, castles, distilleries, easy walks, challenging climbs and more. The area around Glencoe and Fort William offers clean air, breath-taking scenery and a wealth of interest.
As our guest you will also enjoy complimentary use of our Leisure Centre with Pool, Hydro Seat, Bio-Sauna & Exercise Room.’
I highly recommend this fabulous place.
- Elizabeth M. x