Ardnamurchan on the west coast of Scotland is proud to be uncrowded and unhurried.
The sun sets later here and the pace of life is slower. The relaxed pace will soon draw you in as you explore the varied landscape and pretty villages. Ardnamucham cottages provide the perfect base to enjoy the region from, while plenty of other homely accommodation options are also available.
The area is well known for its local crafts – stained glass, batik, woodcrafts and jewellery are just some of the hand-made local specialities you’ll find. In addition, there are visitor attractions to see including the Nadurra Visitor Centre.
Ardnamurchan lighthouse is the most westerly point on the British mainland – whales and dolphins are sometimes seen off the coast here. The white sandy beaches are clean and quiet and offer spectacular views to the Small Isles. The Sunart Oakwood near Strontian has a wildlife hide and fantastic information of the natural and human history of the area. History is visible throughout the region - from castles and the remains of cleared villages, to more recent WW2 training areas.
The road past Glenuig and Kinlochmoidart passes secluded bays and friendly crafting townships, before linking up with the Road to the Isles. From Acharacle, cruise Loch Shiel and retrace the route that Bonnie Prince Charlie took to Glenfinnan.
Lochaline is known as the ‘Gateway to Mull’, but it offers much more than just a ferry – attractions include three castles, gardens, a dive centre and a cleared village nestled among woodland. With plenty of places to stay from hotels to cottages in Ardnamurchan.