Amazing Wildlife and all on our Doorstep

Here are just some of the best trips and people to meet...

Ardmanurchan is famous for being home to most of Scotland's rare and wonderful wildlife. Otters, Red Deer, Pine Martens, Red Squirrels, and Golden Eagles.  All are regular visitors to the hotel and the loch as well as a myriad of sea birds along our shoreline. The haunting cry of the Oyster Catchers are a constant reminder of where you are and Kilcamb Lodge is perfectly placed to enjoy it all on our doorstep.

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.

Scottish Birds

You'll be spoilt for choice...

The natural, unspoiled Ardnamurchan peninsula boasts many wonderful wildlife sightings from guests. A boat trip to Staffa, Coll, Muck or Mull is virtually guaranteed to produce sightings of big fish including Minky Whales, Killer Whales and Basking Sharks as well as seals and of course Dolphins. A day trip is a must for all visitors and a special memory of your stay.

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.


Puffin Scotland

Puffins & Whale Watching

A fantastic day out and a "must do" trip showcasing some iconic and not to be missed sights in the waters off the West coast of Scotland.  All are easily completed in a one day boat trip which will take your breath away.

Puffins are some of the most tame and adorable species of Scottish birds and they are plentiful on Staffa from May to July.  You can sit amongst them and enjoy their endeering antics off the cliffs of Staffa.  Staffa is also the rock which houses the famous “Fingals Cave”  The inspiration for the wonderful Mendelssohn overture written in 1829.  Basking Sharks are the largest of all the shark species but completely harmless, feeding on plankton which they filter through their ever open mouths as they swim along.  They can easily be sighted on both outward and return journeys on this magical trip.

Otter Watching Scotland

Otter Spotting

If you are looking for Otters, then Andy Jackson is the man to see. He has a wonderful video of one of his nature "otter spotting" trips and is something of an expert on their habits and more importantly their whereabouts!!

If you are lucky, you may get a sighting at the Wildlife hide just 20 minutes from Kilcamb. Many sightings have been logged but its a nice wee walk as well!

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We also see otters regularly at Kilcamb Lodge, as well as Pine Martens and Stags and even Golden Eagles so be sure to keep a watchfull eye open at all times!!


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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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