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Although strictly speaking the name Ardnamurchan refers only to the peninsula, it has come to be used as a term for the lands around it as well, including the districts of Morvern, Sunart, Ardgour, and Moidart. These generally contain very small towns and villages. However, there are also accommodation options located outside of villages. Many travellers choose to stay in isolated self-service cottages.

Ardnamurchan is remote, unspoilt and beautiful and forms part of the Lochaber area of the Highlands. Along with Morvern, Sunart and Moidart it forms a peninsula with truly picturesque views of wilderness, lochs, beaches, castles and islands. There are self-catering cottages, lodges and bothies dotted around remote areas, some family homes with rooms to let, B&Bs, hotels and even a castle that you can choose to stay in.

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THINGS TO DO IN ARDNAMURCHAN Explore some awesome things to do while in Ardnamurchan

Take the ferry to Mull

For just £5.50 return you can take the ferry to Mull. The Isle of Mull in Scotland is well known for its wildlife including whales, dolphins and sea eagles.

Watch some Whales!

Charter a boat and take a trip out into deep waters to see majestic wildlife in their natural habitat.

Understand St Columba’s Well

Saint Columba’s Well is believed to date back to Pictish times. In 6th century AD the water here was thought to be poisonous, causing boils and ulcers if splashed on the skin

Enjoy Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

At the most westerly point on the British mainland, the 19th century Ardnamurchan Lighthouse has been guiding ships safely through the sea since 1849.
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Visit the rock pools at Portuairk

Seek out fish, shrimp, winkles, hermit crabs and even sea urchins at the rock pools at Portuairk.
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Indulge at Ardnamurchan Distillery 

The Ardnamurchan Distillery produces two signature styles of spirit, one peated and one unpeated
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Step back in time at the Natural History Centre

Discover the breath-taking variety of flora and fauna in this beautiful area of Scotland
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Otter Adventures

Otter Adventures specialises in creating and delivering adventures and journeys in new ways for families, couples and groups across the West Highland Peninsulas.
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Soak up the atmosphere at Sanna Bay

Sanna Bay lies at the most westerly point in mainland Britain. Most of your journey to Sanna Bay is made on single track roads along the Ardnamurchan peninsula.
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Ardnamurchan Point

Ardnamurchan Point is an isolated peninsula with a lighthouse in Highland, Scotland. 
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Ardnamurchan Charters

Ardnamurchan Charters was founded in 1985 as a small family business renting out self drive boats. In 1995 we started wildlife tours with our charter boat "laurenca II", a 38' Aquastar.
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The weather is an important factor to consider when visiting Ardnamurchan:
Spring generally has mild weather, with some sunny and some wet days. 

The wild spring flowers are in full bloom during this season, and much of the areas wildlife is also on show.

If weather was the only factor, summer may be the best time to visit. However, unfortunately it’s also the busiest. 

By autumn the peak season has past, and the weather is still quite warm early in the season. The oak forests look very appealing in autumn colours.

Winter has short days and cool weather, but it rarely snows. If you want to fully experience the scenery, it’s best not to come during this season.

Take the five-minute journey across Loch Linnhe on the Corran ferry, just south of Fort William.

This will take you to Ardgour. From there take the A861 to Salen. 

Turn left and you’ll find the road to the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

There are a few shops in Ardshealach that sell local produce like fish, meat, vegetables, and preserves. Some highlights are ‘Ardshealach Smokehouse’ in Glenuig (in the Moidart district), and ‘Salen Jetty Shop’ in Acharacle. if you’re staying in a self-catering cottage, you can buy fresh ingredients from here and cook yourself a fantastic meal.

Most restaurants in the area mainly serve fish and seafood dishes. However, if you don’t feel like fish, Kilchoan’s ‘Sanna Spice’ is a fantastic takeaway curry restaurant that is well loved by the locals.

Kilchoan is the main place to stay if you want to camp. ‘Ardnamurchan Campsite’ and ‘Lochan nan al Campsite’ are both located here. Wild camping is also an option, but make sure that you choose a suitable location and that you follow the ‘Outdoor Access Code’.

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