Places to Visit

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse
The lighthouse stands at the most westerly point on mainland Britain. It has an exhibition, cafe and shop. There are tours of the lighthouse, picnic tables and stunning views of the Inner and Outer Hebrides as well as regular sightings of whales, dolphins, basking sharks and otters.

Ardnamurchan Natural History Centre
The Centre, until recently called Nadurra, has a 'living building' in which birds and animals can be watched without being disturbed. It also has a tea room where home-made Scottish food is served, including light lunches, and an extensive gift shop.

Sanna


One of several small crofting townships on West Ardnamurchan, Sanna sits on some of Scotland's finest white-sand beaches.

Walking

The hills of West Ardnamurchan offer exceptionally good walking as there are few fences and open access. As well as superb scenery, with views across the sea to Mull, Skye, Eigg, Rhum and the Outer Hebrides, there is exceptional wildlife which includes red deer, Scottish wild cats, sea eagles, golden eagles and pine martens. The landscape is littered with traces of human settlement which date back some 6,000 years. There are several deserted villages dating from the infamous clearances. A booklet describing access and the background history, Walks Around West Ardnamurchan, is available from local retailers.

Tobermory

The small fishing port of Tobermory is a 35-minute ferry ride from Kilchoan. Made famous by the Balamory TV series, it has shops, pubs, hotels, art centres and an excellent whisky distillery.

Mingary Castle, once the seat of Clan MacIain and a key stronghold of the Kingdom of the Isles, stands on a cliff to the immediate east of Kilchoan. Dating from the 13th century, the castle itself has just been completely renovated.

Camas nan Geall is a beautiful, secluded bay steeped in history. As well as a neolithic chambered cairn and a Bronze age standing stone, there are the remains of many centuries of habitation, including the ruined houses of villages cleared during the early 19th century to make way for sheep farming.