Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Trust
Contact Address Information:
Ardnamurchan Point, Kilchoan, Acharacle
In 1992 the local community bought this lighthouse. A visitors' center and other attractions have been established.
Tower Height: 115
Height of Focal Plane: 180
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 20 seconds.
Description of Tower: Conical granite tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1849
Date Present Tower Built: 1849
Date Automated: 1988
Fog Signal: Horn was deactivated in July 2005.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, museum, overnight accommodations, coffee shop, craft shop.
Open To Public? Yes.
The Headkeeper's House Interactive Centre is based in the former head keeper's house. Exhibits include "The Science of Lighthouses," an interactive understanding of light, sound, communications and construction. It is open daily from April to October. The tower is also now open to the public, with tours available from April 1 to October 31, and by arrangement at other times.
Nearby Lodging: Accommodations are available in the two keepers' cottages; call Steading Holidays at 01972 510 262 for reservations.