Natural History Centre
Useful links to help plan your stay in Ardnamurchan
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Frequent buses running from Glasgow and Edinburgh to the west highlands.
Bus runs daily from Fort William to Kilchoan.
It is possible to arrive to Ardnamurhcan via ferry (Oban – Craignure – Tobermory – Kilchoan) see the Calmac website to book.
Kilchoan – Tobermory
We have a regular ferry trip across the sound of Mull to Tobermory, a picturesque fishing town on the Isle of Mull, with a good selection of shops, restaurants, hotels, along with an art gallery, distillery and theatre. Passenger £2.65 single, £5.30 return. Car £8.40 single, £16.80 return.
Kilchoan House Hotel
Serving good pub food, good selection of whiskies, dining room, cosy bar with open fire, beer garden and conservatory. Excellent fish and chips on Friday night, traditional Sunday lunches on Sunday.
Feast on a fourteen course meal in the banqueting hall of Mingary Castle, a recently restored 13th century castle proudly perched on the water’s edge. A unique and memorable experience. Booking essential.
Delicious menu of fresh seafood, overlooking Tobermory pier.
Things to do in Ardnamurchan
The most westerly point of the British Mainland. Guided tours up the lighthouse run daily. Exhibition, housed in the old lighthouse keeper’s home, with displays about the lighthouse and the local area. Great little tearoom serving great coffee, teas, cakes and snacks. Favourite spot for wildlife-spotting. (Season is April to October)
Kilchoan Community Centre
Sports hall for badminton and basketball. Games room with table tennis, pool, and a football table. Football pitch and family play park outside. Full disabled facilities are provided. Tearoom serving light lunches, baking, teas and coffees. Open all year round. Tel: 01972 510711
Ardnamurchan Natural History Centre offers an introduction to the natural environment of Ardnamurchan, with interactive games and displays, animal hides, a glass-sided lochan, and atmospheric film about the natural history of the peninsula . Also has tearoom serving homemaking and light lunches based on traditional Scottish recipes, and a well-stocked gift shop.
Ardnamurchan Distillery (Adelphi Distillery)
Offers tours showing the whiskey making process in action and whiskey tasting.
A beautifully renovated agricultural barn, diversified into a multi-faceted art space. Offering an extensive exhibition programme, framing service, art tuition in a range of techniques and studio rental.
West Highland Tours
Experienced guides will take you to secluded spots by jeep and on foot, sharing the history of the land, and helping you encounter some rare, Scottish wildlife, including golden eagles, pine martins and wildcats, all to the majestic backdrop of western Ardnamurchan. Booking essential.
Wildlife boat trips leaving from Kilchoan to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles. Sail straight into the gloom of the famous Fingal’s Cave, marvel at the impressive, towering, stone walls of staffa isle, and get ready to see penguins, guillemots, and gannets galore – no zoom lense required! (Puffin is season April – August)