Road Trip to Glencoe

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I was hoping our road trip from Glasgow to Glencoe would be full of bright blue skies and rolling green hills. Unfortunately not, it was rainy rainy rainy…and the night forecasted for a visit from storm Katie. Being true scots, we dug out our North Face’s and wellies and set off with our google maps lady shouting at us. This was our holiday after all, and I was determined we were going to have a brilliant time.

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.”

That’s my motto in life anyway.

With the grey skies and boring motorway, there wasn’t much to see until we had hit Callander – a little town situated in Stirling. It’s one of my favourite little places, it’s not too far away from home but far away enough to think you are on holiday. It was the first place I had ever went camping and has an amazing sweet shop! The town really is a wee gem!


After passing through Callander, the roads started to get a lot more rural, and it was great to finally be cupped inside enormous hills. Even in the car and in the rain, the views were breathtaking.  The A82 is the main, super long road up to Glencoe and has lots of little parking bays that everyone stops in (including tour buses) to take photos of the hills. I went out and grabbed a few..


After jumping in and out of the car to take photos, we decided to grab some lunch before checking in to our hotel. We visited the The Quarry cafe which was situated inside an information centre just round the corner from out hotel – The Isles of Glencoe. As always, both of us got the Mac n Cheese! And after scoffing our faces we went across and checked-in to our room.

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I must admit, the farmhouse toast won me over! Mmmmm!

Have you ever been to Glencoe?
What’s your ideal staycation?