Tartan Campervan Hire Glencoe
Glencoe really does merit the description ‘spectacular’. The best approach in your tartan camper is from the south on the A82, one of the major routes through the Highlands. The road climbs over the bleak expanse of Rannoch Moor and drops down between the steep sides of Glencoe. Awesome mountains such as Buachaille Etive Mor and the Three Sisters loom on either side, with breath taking scenery at the bottom of the glen. The area is a paradise for walkers and climbers in all seasons, and skiers and snowboarders in the winter.
The name Glencoe means ‘Valley of Weeping’, and has a melancholy (and haunted?) air thanks to it being the site of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692. This was carried out by a regular regiment of the British army, under the command of Captain Robert Campbell of Glenlyon. The chief of the MacDonalds of Glencoe had been slow to swear allegiance to William of Orange and the massacre was part of a wider government policy designed to bring pro-Jacobite clans to heel. Some 38 people died as a result of the soldiers’ action or after fleeing into the snow-swept glen.
The Inn is situated in the heart of Glencoe, and surrounded by mountains on all sides. The Clachaig is renowned for its warm hospitality, excellent food and accommodation, and extensive range of high quality cask ales. Open all the year round, it caters equally for walkers, climbers or those who prefer to enjoy a more relaxing holiday travelling around the West Highlands of Scotland in a tartan camper.
Glencoe may well be famous as a centre for walking, skiing and climbing vacations, but there are so many other things to see and do. It’s an ideal holiday centre from which to go mountain biking, sailing, horse-riding, fishing and of course, camping.
If you prefer a more leisurely holiday, then you can simply relax and enjoy the scenery or browse the local shops and visit the places of historical interest.