Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

If you have your own transport a visit to the Highlands of Scotland should always include a tour around Ardnamurchan Peninsula and a road trip to Ardnamurchan Point.

It’s only about 52 miles to Ardnamurchan Point but if you don’t stop it will take you about 2.5 hours by car because the roads are small, undulating and quite windy.  You can’t get up much speed at all, but why would you want to when around every corner there is a stunning view to behold!

There are a couple of routes to choose from to get to Ardnamurchan Point.  You can either head from Fort William toward Mallaig on the A830 and turn off at Lochailort, or you can head south from Fort William to the Corran Ferry which takes you about 300 yards across Loch Linnhe to then pick up the road west toward Ardnamurchan Point.  Of course you could always go out one way and back the other!

Either way, the scenery is spectacular whatever the time of year.  En-route you could stop at Tioram Castle (pronounced Churum).

Ardnamurchan Point is the most Westerley point of the mainland UK and is a wild place that is marked by the lighthouse on the end of the peninsula.


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