JOURNEY to Ardnamurchan
The journey to your cottage in Ardnamurchan is a unique and beautiful road, weaving through glen, mountain, woodland, and loch, and skirting the shoreline for miles with spectacular views out to sea and over to the isles.
Adventures in Ardnamurchan
A must-visit is Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, which crowns the most westerly point of the British Ises. On a sunny day take a tour up the lighthouse and enjoy 360 degree uninterrupted views as far as the Outer Hebrides.
Jutting proudly into the Atlantic, the most westerly outcrop on the British Isles, is Ardnamurchan. Once an ancient volcano, forged from molten rock, Ardnamurchan is still distinguished by its vast mountain, crater, and beguiling rock formations. Now however, the remote, peaceful peninsula is abundant with rare wildlife and home to a small, friendly community. An ideal family retreat, you’ll find plenty to see and do.
Discover spectacular mountains, glens, and ancient Atlantic woodland, encompassed by miles of beaches and unexplored coves, home to otters, eagles, pine martens, and the elusive wildcat. Sail out to sea by boat or kayak to explore the small isles and look out for whales, dolphins and sea eagles. For dramatic heights scale Ben Hiant, Ben Resipole, or Ben Nevis. Or traverse the Ardnamurchan volcano crater to get a real sense of Ardnamurchan’s epic history. Watch the sun melt behind the Hebrides, and marvel at our immense dark skies, brimming with stars and frequented by the magical Northern lights.
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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)