Things to do in the Scottish Highlands

Ardnamurchan - the best kept secret in Scotland

Ardnamurchan is one of the hidden delights of the Scottish Highlands. It is a large finger of land which protrudes into the Atlantic Ocean just north of Oban and South of Fort William. A short 2 minute ferry crossing (Corran to Ardgour) will transport you to a different world of unsurpassed hidden highland beauty, hard to beat anywhere in Scotland.

It is also the gateway to all the small Inner Hebridean Islands including Mull, Iona, Muck, Egg, Rum, Coll and Tiree. But to ignore this staggeringly beautiful part of the west coast is to miss a truly magical experience. Fresh seafood in abundance, excellent walking and bird watching, extraordinary wildlife - seals, eagles, dolphins, whales, otters, pine martens, wildcats red squirrels and magnificent red deer can all be seen here.

A walk or drive through Ardnamurchan reveals magnificent seascapes, wonderful mountain climbs, deserted white sandy beaches which would rival the best the Caribbean can offer.

In short - Ardnamurchan beguiles all who visit here but beware, once sampled, you just have to return - one visit is never enough…


From Dolphin and Whale watching off the stunning coast to Otters at the bottom of the garden and Golden Eagles on one of the many trips in and around the area. Walking, Wildlife and Whale watching tours and more are readily available by arrangement and we can point out the best places to see our wonderful Sunart Otters, as well as Eagle watching on Mull.

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The Scottish Highlands are a haven for good walks and during the summer there is no better place to be than out on the trails. You can make things as easy or as challenging as you would like of course, and we get visitors of every kind, from casual ramblers through to hiking enthusiasts! We can recommend walks for every ability - just ask during your stay.

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Top 5 Beach walks


If you're thinking of enjoying a spot of fishing during your stay, then you will be spoilt for choice of locations! Whether you're a complete novice or a seasoned expert, there's something for everyone. 

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Fancy tee-ing off with a view? Then you've come to the right place. Traigh Golf Course offers spectacular views over the Western Isles. Fort William and Dragons Tooth Golf Course are both within driving distance of the hotel too.

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Boat Trips

There's nothing like taking to the open seas to experience the best landscapes and discover the abundance of wildlife Scotland has to offer. Whether you're looking for a gentle guided cruise, or a sea kayaking adventure is more your scene, there's a trip for everyone.

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Distillery Tours

A visit to Scotland wouldn't be complete without a distillery tour, and the acclaimed Ardnamurchan Distillery is just a few miles from the hotel. They offer four different levels of tours and even come recommended by Lonely Planet.

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Jacobite Steam Train

Described as one of the top 10 great railway journeys of the world this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis!

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Cycling the mountain and hill trails here on Ardnamurchan is a must for adventure lovers who want to get out and about. Some of the trails take you to amazing places you would struggle to reach on foot. Wonderful scenery, fresh air and views to take your breath away. You can hire bikes or e-bikes from us at the hotel so it couldn't be easier to get out and about.

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Island Hopping

Discover the Islands of Mull, Tobermory and Iona - full of history and stunning scenery, you will not be disappointed. Tobermory is probably one of the most famous villages in Scotland, and now even in the world made famous by Balamory, the well known children’s program in the 90’s. Ask us about ferry crossings and where to visit.

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There are so many stunningly beautiful white sandy beaches nearby (mostly dog friendly but please watch out for sheep & ground nesting birds). All stunningly beautiful beyond your wildest dreams  - the only footprints in the sand will be yours so envelope yourself in the unsurpassed peace an beauty of this wild and wonderful area.

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Things to do in the Scottish Highlands

Explore the Scottish Highlands

One of the best small luxury hotels in Scotland, Kilcamb Lodge sits peacefully on the shores of Loch Sunart in 22 acres of unspoiled meadow and woodland.  You'll get a tingle of excitement when you cross the ferry to Ardnamurchan, an unspoilt Highland idyll on the most western peninsula in Britain and gateway to a myriad of wonderful Hebredian Islands.

Kilcamb Lodge Hotel stands quietly on the shores of Loch Sunart on the outskirts of the village of Strontian and from here you can sample the delights of the area including the islands of Mull, Eigg, Rum, Muck, Staffa, Coll and Tiree as well as the delightful Moydart Morvern and Ardnamurchan Peninsula fondly described as "almost an island" because it is surrounded by water on three sides. All the small isles are an easy drive or day trip away. There is so much to do and see, you'll want to return time and time again.

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Adelphi Whisky

Distillery Tours

The Ardnamurchan Distillery opened in July 2014 and for the first time in history Whisky is now being produced (legally) on Ardnamurchan.

Fishing in Scotland


Whether you're a seasoned expert, or a complete beginner, discover the best fishing spots, and coaching opportunites near to Kilcamb Lodge.

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A beautiful location on the shores of Loch Sunart for an historic lodge, brought up to date with fantastic dining and lounge areas. Every single morsel of food I ate during my stay was absolutely delicious!

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Food was amazing, everything was finished. My family and I enjoyed every part of our night, we were celebrating an 85th and 15th birthday. Wine selection was beautiful and service was always right there when you needed it. Thank you again for a wonderful night.

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I know this beautiful area of Scotland extremely well. Over the years I have stayed in all manner of different accommodations hereabouts. The Kilcamb is very comfortable, with a marvellous location. The staff are efficient, friendly and unobtrusive, and the food is truly special

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Visited 24/25 August had previously tried to book for a special birthday in April - so glad we decided to try again. Great location, amazing views, tremendous staff, room 5 nice sitting room, bedroom with most comfortable bed, good quality linen and towels, space in bathroom to lay out toiletries, good range of complimentary toiletries.

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What a team at Kilcamb! We had the second of our now traditional Sunday lunches in the company of a friend who had particular dietary needs. The kitchen and table staff went out of their way to ensure we all got exactly the meal we each desired. It's easy to see why this hotel has three AA rosettes for its food. The three course Sunday lunch at £25 a head is unbeatable for both quality and value!

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We had a great stay at Kilcamb Lodge Hotel. The drive from Mallaig to Strontian was stunning. We received a warm welcome and were shown to our room which had a lovely view over the loch. We had a walk down by the loch before dinner - absolutely gorgeous scenery.

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This was exactly what my wife and I were looking for. Four days in a superb small hotel in glorious countryside. Everything about the hotel was excellent, the warm welcome, the comfortable accommodation, the very friendly and helpful staff and the wonderful food. Thank you very much indeed.

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We stayed 3 nights in the Kilcamb and we can hardly imagine a better hotel:
Excellent dining and fine breakfast make it a very rewarding stay, especially as the staff is very personal and helpful.

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The food, the location, the rooms - all excellent. But what really stood out were the members of the team. Everybody was positive and enthusiastic, there was no sense of dictated routine or forced adherence to a set of standards. They just wanted you to have the best stay possible... A special mention to the front-of-house team as, even though they were under pressure, managed to give the impression that they had all the time in the world for every single customer.
I have worked with hospitality trainers for 30 years and can tell you that this level of relaxed but attentive service is extremely difficult to achieve.
Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable!

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We stayed two nights (6/12-13) in room 10 which was small and with a limited view, but an excellent, modern bath. That's the worst I have to note because the food, setting/common rooms, staff and location were excellent. The food (breakfast and dinner both days) was the best of our total trip- smoked haddock with poached egg and porridge (with a half-shot of scotch!) were standouts for breakfast and dinners were about as excellent as food can be. Excellent wine list as well. The wait staff were new (mostly from Czech Republic) but very kind and solicitous. An excellent location (take the car ferry!) for exploring castles and quick visit to Oban. Would enthusiastically return!

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There really aren't enough superlatives to describe our four day break at Kilcamb. As ever, the food was extremely good and the room (suite?) was superb, with a view over the loch. Our two Labradors seemed to enjoy themselves, although because of the time of year, we kept them…

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Visited here for lunch over the Bank Holiday. What a lovely hotel with a brilliant lunch menu. Food was delicious and Staff were brilliant - quietly efficient but very friendly, making sure everything was just right. Definitely considering returning for a few days break in such…

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We would like to thank all at Kilcamb Lodge for making our stay with you exceptionally enjoyable and relaxing. You have implemented “The Rules & Restrictions” in a way which maintains your very friendly and professional approach to guests.

We think that you have created “A Gold Standard” in this new environment. Superb food and an interesting complimentary wine list.

We hope to return in the Autumn/Winter.

Mr & Mrs Bushby


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My boyfriend and I spent two lovely nights at Kilcamb lodge.
It is a beautiful and classy hotel. Friendly staff and excellent food.
I’m vegan and they made a special menu for me. I really appreciated that they gave me so many food options!

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A short break on the edge of Loch Sunart. The hotel has a beautiful location. 10 rooms I believe , dog friendly with grounds that run to the waters edge. Plenty of space to allow social distancing. Staff really friendly and professional. Food is excellent , good wine list. Highly recommend.

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The staff here are really tremendous. They were very helpful via email in advance of our trip and gave us a very warm welcome on arrival. Then an elderly relative was taken ill whilst staying here and they could not have been more helpful. They handled the situation with great care, tact and kindness. It made a very stressful situation far more bearable. We had just stayed somewhere else in the Highlands where the staff just weren't up to scratch and I had wondered if it was hard to get great staff in this area. Nope, cos here they are. I suspect they're very well trained and looked after. I also noted one of the waiters dealing with some pretty unpleasant customers with great patience and politeness. The location is stunning and so peaceful. You could just sit and look out at the loch all day.

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This beautiful country home lets you wake up each morning with stunning views of the Loch and Surrounding Hills. Our room was spacious, up to date, and well appointed- very comfortable. The ownership has done all they could to retrofit an older country home with modern comforts. Meals are gourmet. Plentiful breakfasts are made to order and the five-course gourmet dinners are well worth the price if they don’t come with your package.

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