Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, Kilchoan

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Lighthouse
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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  • A long single track road to UK's most westerly point with little to see with sea and hill mist so no "point" in climbing 152 steps to top of lighthouse. Has to be visited on a clear day and best to di...  more »
  • We were staying in Strontian which was 29 miles away from the lighthouse and it took us two and a half hours to get there. But it's a very scenic drive so chill and enjoy the scenery. Once we got ther...  more »
  • We decided to drive the 35 miles to the most westerly point in Britain for the morning. It took all day....... The roads there are not for the faint hearted and was a good 1.5 hours each way for us. I...  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.