Discover the Magic of Glencoe: A Day Trip Itinerary for Aos Sí Lodge Guests
Morning: Sunrise and Breakfast
- 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM: Begin your day with the breathtaking Glencoe sunrise. For early risers, a short walk to the Signal Rock or a drive to the viewpoint at An Torr offers a stunning vista as the first light of day illuminates the glen.
- 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Return to Aos Sí Lodges for a hearty breakfast, featuring local produce and organic dishes that will set you up for the day ahead.
Mid-Morning: Historical Exploration
- 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Visit the Glencoe Visitor Centre to learn about the area’s rich history, geology, and the infamous 1692 Glencoe massacre. The interactive exhibits and knowledgeable staff will provide a deep understanding of the glen’s past and present.
Lunch: Local Flavors
- 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Enjoy lunch at one of Glencoe’s cozy cafes or restaurants. Sample local delicacies and perhaps try some haggis if you’re feeling adventurous!
Afternoon: Outdoor Adventure
- 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Spend your afternoon embracing the great outdoors. Choose between a leisurely hike through the Lost Valley, where the MacDonalds of Glencoe once hid their rustled cattle, or take a more challenging trek up the Pap of Glencoe for panoramic views of the area.
- Alternative: For those who prefer a less strenuous activity, take a scenic drive through the glen, stopping at various points of interest, or visit the nearby Invercoe beach for a tranquil walk by the water.
Late Afternoon: Cultural Immersion
- 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Explore the Glencoe Folk Museum to discover more about the local culture and way of life. Housed in traditional thatched cottages, the museum offers a glimpse into the lives of Highland people.
Evening: Dinner and Dusk
- 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Dine at one of the local restaurants offering Scottish cuisine with a modern twist, accompanied by views of the glen as the sun sets.
- 8:30 PM: Conclude your day with a leisurely evening stroll around the hotel grounds or a short walk to the shores of Loch Leven, reflecting on the day’s experiences as dusk falls over Glencoe.
- 10:00 PM: If the skies are clear, don’t miss the opportunity for some stargazing. The dark skies of Glencoe are perfect for observing the constellations and, if you’re lucky, the Northern Lights.
This itinerary is designed to offer a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, ensuring that guests have an enriching and memorable day in Glencoe. Adjustments can be made based on the season and the guests’ preferences.