The Kings House Hotel is situated at the eastern end of Glencoe at the junction with Glen Etive in the Scottish Highlands. The inn’s isolated position lies about 2 km to the east of the head of the glen towards Rannoch Moor, and faces towards Buachaille Etive Mor, a popular rock climbing destination. The original Kings House is said to be one of Scotland’s oldest licensed inns, originally built in the 18th century. and called the King’s House because it was used by the British Army during the subjugation of the Highlands following the aftermath of the Jacobite Rising of 1745.
Having undergone an extensive refurbishment in 2019, the hotel now boasts a wood-clad facade, incorporating the original 18th-century structure into the design – as well as a new restaurant and bar.
Guestrooms at Kingshouse are spacious, cozy, designed to a high standard, and feature stunning views of the surrounding area.
All Guestrooms feature:
- Kingsize or twin beds
- A sofa bed that sleeps two, adults or children
- Use of drying room and stores
- En-suite bathroom with shower over bath (accessible rooms have wet rooms)
- Toiletries and fluffy towels
- A wardrobe and additional hanging space for outdoor gear and boots
- Desk Area
- 43″ flat screen TV
- Essential tea and coffee for emergency refreshment
Boasting menus full of local flavor and unique dishes such as smoked pigeon salad, the cuisine here is sure to delight. Large windows fill the space with light and uninterrupted views of the surrounding highland scenery will leave you with a captivating dining experience.
As the first bar in Glencoe, the Kingshouse bar has got a name to live up to, and it surely does not disappoint. A charming atmosphere blended with delicious drinks and options from small to large plates, there’s something for everyone here.
Way Inn Bar
Situated in the 1752 coaching inn building, the Way Inn Bar is a cosy retreat from the elements. Guests may sit by the roaring fire and take in the historic decor, while sipping on a dram of whisky, enjoying a hot panini, or a delectable dessert.
On The Map: Glencoe runs east-west along the route of the main A82 road. Fort William is a mere 16 miles to the north, while Glasgow is 90 miles to the south
‘Glen Coe’ is probably Scotland’s most famous and scenic Highland glen – and deservedly so – it really does merit the description ‘spectacular’. The best approach 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 scree-strewn sides of Glencoe. Awesome mountains such as Buachaille Etive Mor and the Three Sisters loom on either side, with riverine 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 haunting atmosphere as a result of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692. This was carried out by the British army, when the chief of the MacDonalds of Glencoe had been slow to swear allegiance to William of Orange. The picturesque village of Glencoe lies at the northwest end of the glen. In the TV series Outlander, Glencoe features in the show’s opening credits. It has also starred on the big screen, in Harry Potter movies, Highlander and Rob Roy.