Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, Kilchoan

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#4 of 14 in Historic Sites in Lochaber
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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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  • We headed for the cafe on arrival and got out lighthouse tour tickets. While we waited we had coffee and cake on the benches in the sun with the best view of the sea and the islands in the distance... 
    We headed for the cafe on arrival and got out lighthouse tour tickets. While we waited we had coffee and cake on the benches in the sun with the best view of the sea and the islands in the distance...  more »
  • We visited the lighthouse and did the fantastic tour which gives you an opportunity to visit the top with amazing views and wildlife spotting opportunities. Best thing of our holiday! Also lovely tea....  more
    We visited the lighthouse and did the fantastic tour which gives you an opportunity to visit the top with amazing views and wildlife spotting opportunities. Best thing of our holiday! Also lovely tea....  more »
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  • Lovely place with harsh and extrema landscape views and considerations to experience. Just wish the cafe was open.
  • Always great there no matter the weather and a nice cafe it is a bit of a drive on single track roads

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