Choose Your Route by car –
Via the Corran Ferry
Nine miles south of Fort William is Corran. From there you catch the ferry, a short five-minute ride across the narrow straits of Loch Linnhe. Leave the ferry and turn left along the A861 toward Salen. You can find the Corran ferry timetable here.
From Salen turn left onto the B8007 and head west along the shores of Loch Sunart, which is lined by beautiful ancient oak woodlands. After about seven miles you will pass the historic Glenborrodale Castle, the newly built Ardnamurchan Distillery and Ardnamurchan Natural History Visitor Centre. The road takes you further along the coast before heading inland for a few miles past Ben Hiant on your left. Continue towards the village of Kilchoan, you will find us on the left before the Village.
Via Fort William
If you decide to visit Fort William, you may choose to visit us via the more northerly route, heading west towards Mallaig. This road passes through Glenfinnan, where you can visit a monument raised to mark the place where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard at the beginning of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. You will also see the Glenfinnan railway viaduct, familiar to Harry Potter fans.
Continue north through the glens until Lochailort where you turn left onto the A861, signposted for Salen. From here travel along the coast with spectacular views out towards the Small Isles (Rum, Eigg, and Muck) and then down towards Salen.
From Salen turn right onto the B8007 and head west along the shores of Loch Sunart and its ancient oak woodlands. After about seven miles you will pass the newly built Ardnamurchan Distillery and Ardnamurchan Natural History Visitor Centre. The road takes you further along the coast before heading inland for a few miles past Ben Hiant on your left. Continue towards the village of Kilchoan, you will find us on the left before the Village.
Via the Isle of Mull
From Tobermory, catch the ferry (no booking required) to Kilchoan, the western gateway to the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Turn right at the junction onto the B8007 and find us a short distance away on your right. For the timetable, please click here.
By helicopter or private plane
Should you wish to arrive by helicopter, please enquire by email or telephone.
Things to Do
The area around Mingary Castle offers potential for exploring on land and on the water, and Otter Adventures specialises in bespoke outdoor experiences across the region. Based in Strontian, but exploring across the peninsulas, their local guides will tailor an experience to you so your family discovers a little adventure and creates memories to last a lifetime.
We don’t run activities, we go with you on a journey to ensure you escape to wild places.“
Join Nature Scotland for a land-based wildlife adventure to discover the Isle of Mull and the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Explore some of Scotland’s finest wild areas, searching for iconic species such as Golden Eagle, White-Tailed Eagle, Otter, Hen Harrier, Red Deer and many more.
Our flagship tour is the Mull Nature Expedition which is a relaxed vehicle-based experience that includes one or two easy leisurely walks. We also provide the Mull Wilderness Expedition which is a full day on foot, delving deeper into the wilder parts of the island.
Discover the ‘wild west’ of Scotland on our Ardnamurchan Expedition, starting in Tobermory (Mull) and Kilchoan (Ardnamurchan).
Bikes for hire
We’ve partnered with our neighbours, Sunart Cycles to offer you the chance to hire bicycles during your stay with us. Explore the wonders of Ardnamurchan, soak up the scenery and live in the moment. Our team is on hand to give you recommendations of where to go, including directions to the beautiful Sanna Bay beach. To save you from feeling peckish, chef Colin can make you a picnic to enjoy on your adventure.
Full day hire is priced at £40 per bike. To enquire before you visit, please email email@example.com
Sights & Landmarks
At the most westerly point on the British mainland, Ardnamurchan Lighthouse has been guiding ships safely through the waters off Scotland’s west coast since 1849.
Sanna bay is one of the most stunning beaches on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. This relatively large size bay with climbing dunes consists of four smaller sandy bays, separated by rocky headland.
Sanna Bay is renowned for its stunning scenery, white sandy beaches and clear turquoise seas. Located only 25 minutes from Mingary Castle perfect for a picnic.
Food & Drink
Located on Pier Road, Kilchoan we serve Fairtrade organic coffee, teas, hot chocolates, soft drinks, sandwiches, cakes, and pastries”
Our opening hours are still yet to be decided, it’ll depend on when we can open and what restrictions will be in place.
Ardnamurchan Natural History Visitor Centre
During your stay why don’t you take the time to visit us at the Ardnamurchan Natural History Visitor Centre. It’s a great place to stop off for a bite to eat, whether it be a full Scottish Breakfast in the morning, a tasty lunch, or a delicious cream tea in an afternoon whilst relaxing and taking in the views of Loch Sunart. Afterwards you could adventure through our exhibition (£2 entrance fee) where you can learn about the wildlife and history of the Ardnamurchan Penninsula. Finish your visit with a walk around the gift shop, we stock a wide variety of books, clothing and gifts for all ages, as well as local crafts.
We can be found at Glenmore, opposite the Ardnamurchan Distillery which is also well worth a visit, so why not make a day of it and come on over, we look forward to seeing you.
Ardnamurchan Distillery opened its doors in July 2014. The distillery is designed to produce a full flavoured malt true to its region, West Highland. We produce two signature styles of spirit, one peated and one unpeated, our award-winning Single Malt is a mix of both styles, matured in the finest ex-sherry casks and American oak ex-bourbon casks.
The distillery is known for its green credentials, all the power and heat requirements for the Ardnamurchan Distillery come from local renewables – the river that provides the distillery’s cooling water has a hydro-electric generator and the biomass boiler is fuelled by woodchip from local forestry – the overall footprint of the distillery is a light one. In addition, the by-products of the whisky-making process are recycled on the peninsula – the still energy-rich draff (what’s left in the mash tun) is combined with the pot ale to produce animal feed for use on the peninsula.
A Small privately owned country hotel, restaurant & bar located right in the centre of Kilchoan Village. If it’s for a wee drink or meal in the cosy public bar or beer garden they open every day of the week serving breakfasts lunches and dinners. Not too forget the traditional Friday night Fish & Chips night