Your Visit

Please check our COVID-19 page before visiting.

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse is an iconic, Grade A Listed landmark on Scotland’s wild West Coast. Situated at the most westerly point on the British mainland, the enduring elegance of Alan Stevenson’s design is framed by unrivalled panoramic views across the Small Isles and Inner Hebrides. Here, the titanic forces of geology, waves, weather, and human industry form a rich melting pot of natural and cultural heritage.

OPENING HOURS
April – October inclusive

Open daily from 10:00 – 17:00.

AMENITIES

  • Day Parking
  • Café
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Viewpoint
  • Information Centre (presently unavailable due to COVID-19)
  • Guided Tower Tours (presently unavailable due to COVID-19)

ACCESSIBILITY

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Trust recognise the importance of providing good access for guests with restricted mobility. We are presently seeking grant support to improve accessibility infrastructure across the site, so that more people can explore and enjoy this special place. The Trust is pleased to confirm that the Lochaber Disability Access Panel will be supporting us throughout our project journey, to ensure that our objectives for accessibility are delivered in real terms.

Presently, the site is largely accessible to guests with mobility aids at ground level. This includes the Stables Coffee Shop and guest toilets.

Please proceed with care as you explore the lighthouse complex; there are some uneven surfaces and steep areas.

Regrettably, there can be no disabled access to the lighthouse tower due to the nature of the building.

FINDING US

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse is situated 10km west of Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula (look out for brown informational signage as you pass through the village). It is accessed by a scenic single-track road, which is steep and winding in places.

Postal Address:
Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Complex
Kilchoan
Acharacle
PH36 4LN

The Stables Coffee Shop is located at grid reference NM416672

GETTING HERE

If you are travelling from Fort William, you may choose to take the Corran Ferry, operated by The Highland Council. Please see here for timetables and travel information.

If you are traveling from the north of Mull, you may choose to take the Tobermory – Kilchoan Ferry, operated by CalMac. Please see here for timetables and travel information.

Unfortunately, there is no public transport service to Ardnamurchan Lighthouse.

On your final approach to the lighthouse complex, look out for our welcome signage and traffic management instructions. There are no passing places or verge on the narrow lighthouse causeway, so please adhere to the instructions/advice given and proceed with care.

Upon entering the site, vehicles may park either adjacent to the Stables Coffee Shop, or in the upper parking area 100m further along the main track.

Overnight parking is not permitted.