Glencoe might be one of the most popular destinations in the Scottish Highlands. You’ll find all the classic highland activities here – from Scotch whisky tasting to hiking and kayaking, plus snowshoeing if you’re on a winter trip. But Glencoe is also guaranteed to surprise: you’ll have the chance to ride husky sledges through the highlands, drive remote mountain roads to hidden glens and who could pass up on a visit to the Highland Chocolatier? To inspire your journey into the Scottish Highlands, these are the top things to do in Glencoe, Scotland.
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Ever wanted to ride a Husky sledge across the snow? Visit Glencoe in winter and that’s exactly what you can do. You’re a long way from Alaska, but with the help of a team of hard-working huskies and the experienced trainers at Bowland Trails, you’ll soon be holding on tight to the reins as you’re sent hurtling across the glen on the back of a sledge. The husky teams at Bowland Trails have won British, European and world championships, so, don’t worry, they’ll keep you safe.
Hiding in plain sight – just off the main street in Glencoe village – you’ll find a hidden world of highland flora awaiting you at the Glencoe Secret Garden. This small playpark is surrounded by some of Glencoe’s greenest greenery and, although it’s rather small, it makes for a lovely little escape from the busy streets of the village around it. Sit back on the grass with a cold iron-bru in hand.