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Glencoe, once an ancient volcano, is located in the north of Argyll in the Highlands of Scotland and is considered to be Scotland’s most popular and picturesque glen. The Glen gets its name from the River Coe that runs through it. The glen is a glacier formation from the Ice Age period and is shaped in a U. The only settlement that can be found at Glen Coe is at the western tip of the glen and is called Glencoe village. Glencoe is an extremely renowned visitor destination and has lots to offer in terms of scenery, hillwalking and scenery. The glen is extremely popular with hillwalkers and climbers. One of the first noticeable features in Glencoe is the striking peak of Buachaille Etive Mor or The Great Herdsman of Etive. The National Trust for Scotland own the majority of the glen and to discover more about the area a trip to the Visitor Centre is highly recommended. There is something for everyone in Glencoe including scenery, Scottish wildlife, skiing, mountain biking, sea kayaking and wonders of nature to explore such as Lochaber Geopark and the islands of Canna, Eigg, Muck and Rum. Glencoe is also well known for its appearance in various films including James Bond’s Skyfall and many of the Harry Potter movies. 

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