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Glencoe is a village in western Scotland. It lies in steep-sided Glencoe valley in the Scottish Highlands and is considered one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland. The village is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery and is popular with people seeking the thrills of the outdoors. It has been seen in numerous films, including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and the James Bond film, Skyfall. The area is known for waterfalls and picturesque trails that climb peaks such as Buachaille Etive Mor and Bidean nam Bian. Glencoe Mountain Resort has 19 pistes from beginner slopes to the steepest and longest slopes in Scotland. As well as winter activities, there are also plenty of exciting things to do in summer at from biking to wildlife watching. In the village, Glencoe Folk Museum occupies 18th-century thatched cottages with displays on local heritage and the Glencoe massacre of 1692. Wildlife in the area include red deer and golden eagles. The village occupies an area of the glen known as Carnoch with a village shop, church, post office, mountain rescue centre, outdoor centre and school. There are also eating establishments and pubs. Also located in the village is the Glencoe Visitor Centre, housing a cafe, shop and information centre.

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