Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, Kilchoan

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Ardnamurchan Lighthouse is a 36m, pink granite tower lighthouse built in 1849 by Alan Stevenson. It is the only lighthouse in the UK built in the Egyptian style. The light was automated in 1988 and is now operated remotely by the Northern Lighthouse Board from Edinburgh.The former keepers' cottages and outbuildings are owned by the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Trust and operated as a visitor centre, with a museum called the 'Kingdom of Light' - Rioghachd na Sorcha. Exhibits detail the history and operations of the lighthouse, including access to the restored engine room and workshop with the original fog horn. Other displays include the geology and natural history of the area, and local social history and culture.The last part of the computer game Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened takes place in this lighthouse.
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  • The lighthouse museum entry is free. If you like to go up the lighthouse, it's possible, but a entry fee applies. If you are on the peninsula, it's a must visit. 
  • Call me a big kid but I was so excited to go up to the top of a lighthouse and walk around outside. The guide was extremely informative and interesting, the views stunning and the cakes in the cafe ve...  read more »
  • Was it worth the drive ? To be honest I'm not sure but seems like a 'must do' if staying in the area. Great view out to sea and a little cafe serving drinks and cakes and then back down the scenic sin...  read more »
  • I have visited Ardnamurchan Point in all weathers, but the best conditions are when the skies are clear, the sun is high and sea blue. At such a time there is, I believe, no finer prospect in the whole of Scotland than that which unfolds before your eyes as you round the headland and make a final approach to Ardnamurchan Lighthouse. A picnic on the rocks will live with you forever, I promise.
  • Quite a trek to get there. Allow most of the day. Worth the journey with good scenery and seascapes.
  • Fantastic views across to the Atlantic. Nothing short of breathtaking and humbling to look over from the westernmost point in Europe with the nearest landmass being Canada 5000kms away. Easy access with well marked signs.
  • The awe inspiring feel of this place. You have to go for yourself to feel the amazing view you get from the top. Bonus points if wind and rain are battering you. One can almost imagine falling off the side and into the depths below...
  • Great place to visit. Been to the uK's Easterly, Northerly, Westerly and just the southerly point to go. One hell of a drive to get there but fun all the same.
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