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It´s not only the beauty of this remote Peninsula that attracts many visitors, but also the few things to do here.

Beaches and Bays

On Ardnamurchan you´ll find plenty of sandy beaches of astonishing beauty.

For example the

Kentra Bay and Singing Sands near Acharacle.

Sanna Bay near the small crofting community of Achnaha.

Fascadale Bay near Kilmory

Swordle Bay near Ockle

Ancient and historical sites and places

Especially to name is Tioram Castle situated on the shores of Loch Moidart. Originally been a stronghold of the Clann Ruaidhrí is it now a ruined castle. First recorded around 1290.

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse has been guiding ships through the waters off Scotland’s west coast since 1849. It is the most westerly point on the british mainland and offers unique scenery towards the Isle of Rúm, the Isle of Eigg and the Isle of Skye as well as the Isle of Muck. It is the only lighthouse in the UK built in the egyptian style.

Swordle Bay near Ockle. The landmark around the Bay is a place of outstanding historical importance. Two cairns (one dated back to the neolithic- 6000 years ago) has been found during excavations. As well as remains of a north-south ridge called Dun Mhurchaidh who considered to be an iron Age promontory fort. During excavations in 2011 a complete Viking boat burial has been found. Into this boat a viking warrior, complete with shield, sword, spear, drinking horn and bronze ring pin had been laid. Every year excavations take place in this area.

Mingary Castle originally from the 13th Century now hosts a luxury accomodation consits of four unique suites (sleeping ten) with fine bathrooms and four poster beds.

In and around Kilchoan

Ardnamurchan Distillery runs since 2014, different informative tours and tastings are available.

Kilchoan Community Center provides you with coffee, tea, home baking and soup. There is also a children´s play park.

Kilchoan Crafts and Gallery selling local produce by crafts people and paintings. Serves freshly made coffee, tea and home baking.

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