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GLENCOE A82, 17m S of Fort William and the visitor centre on this road is signposted.

You can follow the road through Glencoe by car, but some excellent walking and climbing can also be done in the area.

Places of interest at Glen Coe are scattered around quite an extensive area - the mountains on either side of the glen, including the Three Sisters, Glen Coe itself, along with Glen Etive, where many of the MacDonalds actually lived, and the vast, unspoiled beauty of Rannoch Moor are all some of the natural features which people travel to see from near and far.

The Signal Rock, close to the information centre, was the old clan gathering place, where the MacDonalds, who were spread out over miles of glen, would meet if there was an emergency. Near the Signal Rock is the Clachaig Inn which still has a sign on the door stating -‘No Hawkers or Campbells’.

Glen Coe village is where the A82 meets Loch Leven. Nearby a memorial cross stands on a hill, on it are the words: ‘In memory of MacIain, Chief of Glen Coe, who fell with his people in the massacre of Glen Coe”.

Over the waters of Loch Leven, visitors will notice a small island with speckled with gravestones. This is Eilean Munde, a burial isle for the clan and resting place of MacIain

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