Historic Sites around Glencoe

Castle Stalker on Loch Linnhe

Castle Stalker on Loch Linnhe

The Scottish Highlands and especially the area around Glencoe has an eventful history. Some historic sites can still be visited and offer an opportunity to immerse in the deeper into the history of Scotland.

Castle Stalker enjoys has a majestic position on Loch Linnhe and is one of those historical locations where you can still feel the past centuries. Castle Stalker is entirely authentic and one of the best-preserved medieval tower-houses surviving in western Scotland. Also it is part of the Lynn of Lorn National Scenic Area.

Alternatively visit Inveraray Castle (about 1.5 hours from Glencoe) for a great day out. This trip can be combined with a visit to Inveraray Jail to experience 19th century prison, which perhaps surprisingly, is a popular family trip.

Glenfinnan Monument at Loch Shiel

Glenfinnan Monument

Another historical location worth a visit is Loch Shiel. Discover the dramatic history of the 1745 Jacobite Rising at the spectacular Glenfinnan Monument, which is at the head of Loch Shiel. It marks the position where Prince Charles Edward Stuart raised his standard and began the Rising. Interest in this era has gained a resurgence with the popular Outlander series.