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Name: Ardnamurchan Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Kilchoan , , United Kingdom

Location: Ardnamurchan Peninsula, westernmost point of British mainland, west coast of Scotland.

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Managing Organization:
Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Trust


Contact Address Information:
Ardnamurchan Point, Kilchoan, Acharacle
United Kingdom

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.

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