Glencoe Visitor Centre

West Highlands

The centre provides comprehensive information on the geological, environmental and cultural history of Glen Coe via high-tech interactive and audiovisual displays, charts the history of mountaineering in the glen, and tells the story of the Glencoe Massacre in all its gory detail. It's 1.5 miles southeast of Glencoe village.

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1. Glencoe Folk Museum

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2. West Highland Museum

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6. Castle Stalker

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8. Commando Memorial

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