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Places of Interest

There are many interesting places to visit around Lochaber, Ardnamurchan and the surrounding area, both on foot and by car.

Below are details of some of them, but by no means all.

Links to associated websites are included where known. If you come across any other links then please let me know and I will include them.


Glenfinnan - Where Bonny Prince Charlie raised his Standard at the start of the '45 campaign.

Castle Tioram. - Stronghold of the Cheifs of Clanranald for many centuries, magnificent setting on a tidal island at the mouth of Loch Moidart

Aird Araigh Forest Walk – Near Resipole Village, and on the shore of Loch Sunart. There is a nature hide here which is a great place to see Seals and Otters.

The Seven Men of Moidart. - Seven Oak trees planted near Kinlochmoidart to represent seven faithful supporters of Bonny Prince Charlie

Kingairloch. - An area of outstanding beauty. Wild black goats are often seen on the shore eating seaweed.

The Jacobite Steam train - Steam pulled train services between Fort William and Mallaig

The old lead mines at Polloch. Fantastic scenery. The old lead mines were worked by prisoners from the Napoleonic Wars. They are also where the radioactive element Strontium 90 was discovered.

The Ariundle Nature Reserve. - Native Oakland forest with a well laid out nature trail.

Beinn Resipol.  -To walk from The Bield to the summit of Beinn Resipol takes about 3 hours. The view from the top is incredible. 

Ardnamurchan Point - The most westerly point on the British Mainland, with an interesting museum on the lighthouse.

Kentra Bay – miles of deserted sands.

Mull & Iona - Accessible by ferry from Kilchoan or Lochaline. Iona and Tobermory are well worth a visit.

Ardnamurchan Natural History Centre. - With fascinating displays and information on the wildlife and natural history of Ardnamurchan.

Ardnastang Bay – at the foot of Longrigg Road. Partly sandy, partly rocky. Great for exploring, with lots of shore life.

Mallaig - Fishing village at the end of the Road to the Isles and the departure point for the ferry to Skye.