Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, Kilchoan

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Ardnamurchan Lighthouse is a listed 19th century lighthouse, located on Ardnamurchan Point in Lochaber part of the Highland council area of Scotland. The lighthouse with its 36m, pink granite tower was completed in 1849 to a design by Alan Stevenson. It is the only lighthouse in the UK built in the Egyptian style. The light was automated in 1988 and is now operated remotely by the Northern Lighthouse Board from Edinburgh.The former keepers' cottages and outbuildings are owned by the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Trust and operated as a visitor centre, with a museum called the 'Kingdom of Light' - Rioghachd na Sorcha. Exhibits detail the history and operations of the lighthouse, including access to the restored engine room and workshop with the original fog horn. Other displays include the geology and natural history of the area, and local social history and culture.The last part of the computer game Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened takes place in this lighthouse.
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  • Very interesting tour of the lighthouse with local guide. Admission may seem a little steep for a relatively short tour but the location and personal touch make the fee good value IMHO especially... 
    Very interesting tour of the lighthouse with local guide. Admission may seem a little steep for a relatively short tour but the location and personal touch make the fee good value IMHO especially...  more »
  • A memorable journey to get there, but certainly worth the trip to get to the most westerly lighthouse on the British mainland. Due yo Covid restrictions we couldn't visit the lighthouse itself but we....  more
    A memorable journey to get there, but certainly worth the trip to get to the most westerly lighthouse on the British mainland. Due yo Covid restrictions we couldn't visit the lighthouse itself but we....  more »
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  • Lovely place with harsh and extrema landscape views and considerations to experience. Just wish the cafe was open.
  • The most westerly point on the mainland

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