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Kings House Hotel Campground
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Kings House Hotel Campground

 
Kings House Hotel Campground

Page Type: Hut/Campground

Location: Glencoe/Argyll, Scotland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 56.65056°N / 4.83261°W

Object Title: Kings House Hotel Campground

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 837 ft / 255 m

 

Page By: Boydie

Created/Edited: Sep 26, 2008 / May 15, 2009

Object ID: 446697

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Overview

 
A small deer family
Deer in the campground

The campground at the rear of the Kings House Hotel is an excellent spot for basing yourself in the Glencoe region, be it for walking or climbing.

It is most popular for walkers of the West Highland Way to stop off at this venue on route to their walk from Milngavie (on the outskirts of Glasgow) to Fort William (a distance of 152km/95miles). This and the addition of climbers and hikers make this quite a busy place, especially during holiday weekends.

The ground conditions are generally good, although a lot of rain can make the ground. The campground is very open and the wind can blow very strong through here so make sure your tent is well pitched(learned this fact when my tent collapsed at 3am).

 
Uh Oh! Not good.
Collapsed tent


Pitches available - roughly 30 spots for tents
Cost - Free
Campfires allowed - No

There are a couple of signs detailing the basic rules that are expected to be followed.

The Kings House Hotel has a climbers bar at the rear of the main hotel which is usually busy. Drinks, good food and a friendly atmosphere are guaranteed.

Most evenings before sunset, the campground will have the local deer paying a visit to see what food is on the go. They are tamer here than at other points in the country, however please remember that they are WILD animals.

Getting There

Sunset over Beinn a   Chrulaiste
Sunset over Beinn a'Chrulaiste


CAR

From Glasgow take the A82 road via Loch Lomond northbound direct to Glencoe.

Glencoe can also be accessed from Stirling, Perth or Edinburgh by joining the A85 road or from Fort William by joining the A82 road southbound.

Once past the ski centre take the first turning left into the Kings House Hotel(ample parking available) or continue past this turning and take the next turning right that doubles back on itself to take you to the rear of the hotel(small amount of parking available).

RAIL

Although no direct route via train is available to Glencoe, it is possible to use the West Highland Railway line and travel to Bridge of Orchy from Glasgow Queen Street. From Bridge of Orchy you could walk or hitch hike into Glencoe. Train timetables are available here

BUS

A bus service runs daily from Buchanan Street bus station in Glasgow to Fort William and then to Skye. The service stops at numerous points along the A82. The first scheduled stop available in Glencoe is directly outside the Kings House hotel. A full timetable is available here

External Links

 
Buachaille Etive Mor from behind the Kingshouse hotel
Buachaille from the campground
 
Allt Chaillaich
River by the campground


Glencoe Visitor Centre

Glencoe Geology

Glencoe Massacre

Visit Scotland

Discover Scotland

Undiscovered Scotland

The West Highland Way

Discover Glencoe & Loch Leven

Kings House hotel

Buachaille.com

Webcam & Weather Link

Webcam Link

Glencoe Mountain Forecast Link

Images

A small deer familyYoung Male StagThe Pass of GlencoeSron na CreiseUh Oh! Not good.Deer hinds grazing..Sunset over Beinn a\'  Chrulaiste
Buachaille Etive Mor from behind the Kingshouse hotelAllt ChaillaichLooking down through GlencoeKings House Hotel