JUNE 2021: CLOSED FOR WORKS NO PUBLIC ACCESS
Due to major capital works on site, the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Complex (including our coffee shop and all other visitor facilities) is temporarily CLOSED.
PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL TO THE LIGHTHOUSE COMPLEX. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER THE SITE ON FOOT OR WITH A VEHICLE, AND THE SMALL TURNING AREA WILL BE BLOCKED-OFF.
This extended closure is required to complete groundworks to our causeway and parking areas, which mean a temporary heightening of Health and Safety risks/access disruption as contractors and their machinery are on site. Our contractors also require full possession of the waiting/turning area at our entrance point.
We will share further detail concerning our reopening date as soon as we can.
Once again, PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL TO THE LIGHTHOUSE COMPLEX UNTIL THIS ADVICE IS UPDATED.
Our visitor facilities remain closed, there will be no pedestrian access and you may not be able to turn your vehicle.
With our grateful thanks for your cooperation, and we look forward to welcoming you back once these essential improvements are complete,
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.
April – October inclusive
Open daily from 10:00 – 17:00.
- Day Parking
- Gift Shop
- Information Centre (presently unavailable due to COVID-19)
- Guided Tower Tours (presently unavailable due to COVID-19)
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.
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.
Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Complex
The Stables Coffee Shop is located at grid reference NM416672
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.