Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, Kilchoan

#3 of 7 in Historic Sites in Lochaber
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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  • August 21, 2017
    The guide was really informative, and sime stunning views from the top of the lighthouse, the exhibition was ok (some it not working / not there) Warning that this is only for the able bodied (150 ste...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Like many travelers who make the single track, lengthy trip to the edge of the island, this was a must see. It didn't disappoint. To start with the views on a stunning, sunny day in July were wonderfu...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Very interesting and beautiful place for everybody who likes Scottish sea side nature, historic heritage and meeting very nice modest and friendly people.  more »
  • A long way from anywhere, but has stunning views. The cafe entrance is quite cramped, but is well worth a visit too. The lighthouse tour is also excellent - I was fortunate to get a personal tour. Bear in mind that there are a lot of steps to get up to the top, and you need to be fairly agile to get to the different levels once you get to the top.
  • A great place with great views. The cafe is godsend too. Don't look at the map and think it's an hours drive. It takes a lot longer, the drive can be rather 'entertaining' too. It is worth the effort though, another 'don't forget your camera'.
  • Stunning location with amazing views. Small cafe on site. Drive there can be 'interesting'...
  • Simply stunning location and the lighthouse is beautiful.... Super drive and awesome views from sea when sailing...
  • Scenery and more scenery but crazy roads and suicidal sheep on the way.

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