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About the Ardnamurchan Area

Things to See & Do

Ardnamurchan is a remote and unspoilt area of the West Coast.  The roads are single track and the pace is a little slower.  A great place to relax and unwind.

If you wish to get out and about, here are some suggestions:


Wildlife boat trips leave from Salen Village jetty and cruise around Loch Sunart or head to Acharacle and try a cruise up Loch Shiel to Glenfinnan

Have a dram at Ardnamurchan distillery and visitors centre, Glenmore

Explore all of the flora and fauna of the area at Ardnamurchan Natural history centre.

Try canoeing on Loch Sunart with Otter Adventures or venture to the north coast of Ardnamurchan with Rockhopper Scotland.

Discover our ancient Atlantic rainforest with a gentle walk in the woods or visit the wildlife hide at Ardairigh

Take a browse at the art work for sale at Resipole Studios or if you are feeling energetic take a hike up Beinn Resipol itself – not quite a Munro but a Corbett at 845m.

Beinn ResipolBen Resipol

Take a drive as far west as you can go on the British mainland. Here you will find the lighthouse at Ardnamurchan point. The views along the way make the drive worth it and the coffee shop makes lovely tea and cakes.

Ardnamurchan LighthouseArdnamurchan Lighthouse

Beaches! – Wow do we have some beaches, some of our favourites are Adrtoe, Singing Sands (about a one hour walk from Arivegaig), Castle Tioram at Dorlin, and Sanna Bay near to Kilchoan.

Castle TioramCastle Tioram

Further Afield

A day trip out to Tobermory is a great way to spend a day, and you can take the ferry from Kilchoan as a foot passenger, or alternatively, if you want to explore the island further, you could take the car from Lochaline and drive up the coast to Tobermory taking the Kilchoan ferry back over to Ardnamurchan.


Glenfinnan is worth a trip, visit the Monument or watch the Jacobite Express (otherwise know as the Harry Potter train) cross the viaduct. There is a visitors' centre and café at the Monument and a small museum and cafe at the station, as well as a couple of hotels which offer food. If you want to take a trip on the train, this travels between Fort William and Mallaig daily during the summer months.

Jacobite Steam TrainJacobite Steam Train

Fort William is the local town and this offers a lot of options for things to do. You can hike up Ben Nevis but at 1345m it will take most of the day to get up and back! If you fancy viewing the mountains without the hike then there is a mountain gondola at the nearby Nevis Range during the summer you can go mountain biking here and in the winter skiing is availble, if we have the snow.

Ben NevisBen Nevis

Fort William has a cinema an excellent indoor climbing centre and leisure centre if the weather does not suit being outdoors. The high street also has many independent shops and cafes.

Just outside of Fort William in the village of Corpach is the Treasures of the Earth collection of crystals and gemstones.