Glen is a synonym for a narrow valley is Scotland and Ireland.
Glen Coe is considered the most beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands (see map). Its Eastern section is surrounded by high wild mountains. The alternative name of this valley is ‘Glen of Weeping‘. The weeping refers to a massacre of one of the Scottish clans in 1692.
If you visit Scotland not solely for hiking purposes, you can visit this place by taking the A82 road. You cannot stop just at its shoulder in the valley. There are, however, a couple of car parks you can stop, admire the view and take photos.
The A82 is a road in Scotland that runs from Glasgow to Inverness further to the North of Scotland. It is altogether 270 km. To get to Inverness you will also drive alongside the famous Lochness lake (you have to cross Fort Augustus >>>). Because of the landscapes, it is an overwhelming driving experience. The hostel and hotel base is well-developed in the region, so you can split the ride into two days.