Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, Kilchoan

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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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  • Great views nice refreshments & the fact you are perching on the most westerly point of Mainland Britain makes a visit here a must if you ever tour the West Coast of Scotland. On your journey up the o...  more »
  • Definitely worth doing if you are visiting the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Tour only takes about 15 mins and you get a fantastic view over towards the islands of Muck, Eigg and Rum. A great location for s...  more »
  • The cafe is situated next to the lighthouse and offers filled rolls, cakes and drinks. There is also a small gift shop. The views are amazing, overlooking the beach. You can walk up the light and on a...  more »
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  • Amazing place. Most westerly point on mainland Britain. Been back three times and will go again in future.
  • 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.
  • Wild and unspoilt. Wee cafe great for a break from the weather with basic food and nice people and takes card for payment.
  • 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.