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“Worth a visit for the scenery and the lighthouse of course.....”

Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Kilchoan
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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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473 reviews
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“Worth a visit for the scenery and the lighthouse of course.....”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The whole of this peninsula in Scotland is an adventure and this is no exception. Single track roads everywhere, which is common here and on the islands, stunning scenery on the way, highland cattle just asking to have a picture taken and when you arrive the stunning scenery continues. On our visit the weather was fantastic, an easterly wind and wall to wall sunshine. The tide was out which meant we could get right down to the waters edge and boy was it a long way up to the lighthouse I could just imagine where we were standing being about ten meters under water at high tide too, it was so impressive and I bets it's even more so in a westerly gale! Anyway decided not to climb the lighthouse so saved £6 but it would have been worth it. Walked around to the giant air fog horn, very impressive. Plenty of parking either up at the lighthouse or slightly lower down by the gift shop and cafe (this is where you buy your tickets for the lighthouse by the way.) enjoyed a nice coffee here with a piece of rocky road cake. Well worth the driving effort to get to the lighthouse, you won't be disappointed.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent cakes!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

VERY entertaining single track roads to get there, but worth it. Lovely views across to Rum, Eigg and Muck islands. Make sure you get the caramel shortcake, best in the UK !

Visited August 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“light”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

a place id always wanted to go to.Kelvin engines,built in Glasgow,,and well worth the trip to the top of the tower

Visited July 2014
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Fife, United Kingdom
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“Amazing despite the travel sick.”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We went to the lighthouse on a boiling hot July day.
The drive as my title suggests left me a bit green.
But it was well worth it for the views
alone as the were stunning. We paid for the lighthouse tour which at sixteen pounds for a family of four was more than reasonable.
The guide who stays in one of the former lighthouse keepers cottages was really good. He was full of knowledge about the history and the technology regarding the lighthouse and surrounding land.
As I mentioned before the views of the Scottish Islands were breathtaking albeit it was a clear day.
I wish I could remember the guides name as he was worth a mention as he kept us and the kids entertained on what was a memorable trip.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“A must see”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Been to many Lighthouses, but this one is one of 2 we've been where you can actually go up into the tower and enjoy some spectacular views.
The tour guide is really nice chap, quite chatty and knows alot about lighthouses.
We have leaned that the meeting point for the tower tour seems to be up in the tower, not at the entrance at the base as told when we bought the tickets, so we almost missed the tour.
The Cafe is good as well, we had pretty good scones there, but closes rather early (at or before 5pm i think) .
Staff is friendly and prices are reasonable.
It is quite a long drive to get there, but it's definitely worth it as there are some great spots along to take pictures.
Getting petrol in that area, especially later in the day can be challenging and if you find an open pump, prices are rather high, so a (full) jerrycan is always a good idea.

Visited June 2014
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