This evening, I am focusing on the remote King’s House Hotel in the Scottish Highlands.

The King’s House is situated on the edge of Rannoch Moor, slightly to the north of the A82 highway, between Tyndrum and Glencoe. Although off the main road, the hotel is/was  situated on a trail forming an old cattle drove road and military road and hence was a well positioned for people traffic moving up and down the Highlands in days past. Today, the old trail forms part of the West Highland Way, a hiking trail which runs between Glasgow and Fort William and, as such, the hotel is well positioned to cater for the steady stream of hikers.

The hotel has its origins in the 17th century and ranks as one of the oldest licensed ( to sell alcohol) premises in Scotland. It is believed that the name is derived from King George III  due to the billeting there of British soldiers during the 18th century.

There are 22 rooms. Despite the remote location and harsh winters the hotel remains open all year round.

The hotel’s location affords superb views of the local mountainous scenery. There is usually a small herd of deer close by.

Across  the glen (valley) can be found the Glencoe Mountain Ski Resort.

King’s House Hotel, Scotland

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