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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  • Lovely viewing point surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Lighthouse currently closed due to Covid but still worth a visit for the views and cafe!  more »
  • After a day on Sanna beach, popped in for a cuppa and cake, very friendly service and a good selection of enticing cakes - can recommend the fruit scone  more »
  • Amazing views on a clear day. Lovely coffee
  • Make sure you are feeling fit as the stairs never seem to end but worth the climb, views are stunning and information supplied by guide was very good.
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