Glen Coe is probably Scotland’s most famous and most scenic Highland glen – and deservedly so. Visitors from all over the world flock here year after year, inspired by the sheer scale and grandeur of its surrounding mountains. Equally fascinating is the intrigue of its turbulent past. On February 13, 1692, even though the death toll was low, the event termed the Massacre of Glencoe became history’s worst breach of Scottish hospitality.
Today, much of the glen is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. To learn more about the mountains, the natural history of Glencoe, and the events which led to the infamous massacre of 1692, a visit to the nearby Visitor Center is highly recommended.