You could quite easily spend your whole holiday at Kingairloch, and we would really encourage you to do that after the long drive! But for those who want to explore our area, here are a few suggestions. For this post, we are keeping on the Morvern/Ardnamurchan peninsula. Later on, we will write about going further afield.
There are plenty of places to visit without leaving the peninsula, here are our top five:
Visit the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse
This is the most westerly point on mainland Britain. From April-October the coffee shop opens and guided tours are available, outside of these months you can of course just go and enjoy the views! (photo taken from Clan Maclain website) 45 miles from Kingairloch. Allow a 2 hour drive.
Visit the Stunning Sanna Bay
White beaches and blue skies, pure heaven…..and no you’re not in Mauritius, it’s Ardnamurchan! If you are taking a trip to the lighthouse, then you must stop here. Superb sightings of the Small Isles can be seen from the shore. Pack a picnic and feel the bright white sand between your toes. (photo taken from Pinterest). 47 miles from Kingairloch. Allow a 2 hour drive.
Have a tour of the Adelphi Distillery
The tour of the distillery is very informative, their guides really do know their stuff! Opening in 2014, it has become a great addition to the area; not only with the employment created, but it really puts our little piece of heaven on the whisky map. Tours are operated seasonally, so check their website for opening times. (photo taken from The Press and Journal)
33 miles from Kingairloch. Allow a 1.15 hour drive.
Visit the ruins of Castle Tioram
The ruined Castle Tioram is sited on the rocky tidal island Eilean Tioram where the waters of Loch Moidart & the River Shiel meet. During the Autumnal months, the colours are spectacular. Although the castle is closed to visitors, it is possible to visit the island at low tide and look at the castle exterior. (photo taken from Scotland in Print). 30 miles from Kingairloch, allow 1 hour drive.
Visit Resipole Studios
This is a delightful art gallery and studio in a truly inspiration location. The studio provides an exciting space for Scottish artists to develop, exhibit and also promote their work. The studio is open from 11am-6pm (except Mondays). (photo taken from Resipole Studios) 20 miles from Kingairloch. Allow a 45 minute drive.
One thing that you must remember is to keep an eye on your fuel gauge! Fuel stations are few and far between on the peninsula, you really wouldn’t want to run out of fuel on a trip out. The nearest fuel pumps to Kingairloch are in Strontian .
Happy exploring and memory making.