Ardnamurchan Point

A day trip to Ardnamurchan Point is a highlight for many Pierhouse guests. The trip was made recently by two guests - Claire and her mother travelled by car while Belinda, on a different day, went on motorcycle.

From The Pierhouse, the Ardnamurchan peninsula is reached via the Corran ferry at the point where Loch Linnhe narrows before reaching Fort William. From the ferry it's about 50 miles along one of the most scenic single-track roads on the west coast. The final destination - literally at the end of the road - is Ardnamurchan Point and lighthouse, the most western point in mainland Britain.

The Stevenson-built lighthouse has been guiding ships safely through west coast waters since 1849. From April-October there's a coffee shop, exhibition and lighthouse tours. The scenery is spectacular - the rugged coastline, sandy beaches and coves and views over to north coast of Mull, Coll & Tiree and the Small Isles and Skye.

Claire and mother at Ardnamurchan

Claire, who visited with her mother enjoyed clear skies on a sunny day and lovely scenery along Loch Sunart en route to the lighthouse.

On Belinda's visit, she told us that by motorbike without a lot of traffic it took around 1.5 hrs from the Corran Ferry and said "it's a pretty crazy road in places - but oh, the views!"

With such glowing reports from guests, be sure to add it to your list of places to go next time you are with us at The Pierhouse or travelling up the west coast.

Ardnamurchan Point by motorcycle

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