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The Meeting of Three Waters

Ballachulish, Scotland

The location of the Bridge of Death and the Gorge of Eternal Peril in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." 


The Glencoe Falls, also known as the Meeting of Three Waters is a location where water collects from three different sources. The waterfall sits at the base of the Three Sisters and it is a popular spot for hikers. A spot very easy to locate.

While gorgeous at any time, during the fall, the most spectacular views occur after heavy rainfall, when the water thunders and tumbles down the hills beyond before forming the River Coe. The River Coe then joins Loch Achtriochtan.

The scenic waterfalls are not only famed for spectacular scenery, they were also the location for The Bridge of Death and The Gorge of Eternal Peril in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It was in this area that a precariously placed narrow strip of rope acted as the bridge. 

Know Before You Go

The falls can be found along the A82 between Glencoe and Kingshouse Hotel. There is parking at either side of the road for visitors to hop out of the car and take a look, just be careful crossing the road to the vantage point if parking on the opposite side. 

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