Jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean on the North West Coast of Scotland, it is a land of rugged mountains, stunning coastlines, beautiful lochs, historic castles, amazing night skies, ancient woodlands and heather moorland.
Steeped in history and Celtic legends, it remains unspoilt to this day and once visited, it is a place that will be forever in your heart.
If you have only just discovered us, welcome to the best kept secret in the British Isles, and we can't wait to share it with you. If you are returning to this wonderful unspoilt part of Scotland, then welcome back. Either way, please do follow our Coronavirus: Visitor Charter while you are here.
As the main gateway to the West Highland Peninsulas, Ardgour is where the Ferry crosses the Corran Narrows to transport visitors our visitors to this beautiful, remote and unspoilt corner of the Scottish Highlands
Ardnamurchan is probably the most remote of the West Highland Peninsulas. It is home to the most westerly point on the British Mainland. Its southern edge runs along beautiful Loch Sunart and its northern edge features a dramatic coastline and wonderful beaches, such as the one at Sanna Bay.
The West Highland Peninsula of Moidart is a wild and beautiful place, designated as a National Scenic Area for its outstanding scenery and landscape, and steeped in history. Home to Castle Tioram, a 13th Century fortress and described by Winston Churchill as one of the most beautiful places he knew.
The West Highland Peninsula of Morvern is one of the few places in the UK that has hardly been touched by modern life and because of a lack of human intervention, it boasts a great diversity of animals, birds and flowers.
The West Highland Peninsula of Sunart is home to one of the best surviving remnants of the ancient Atlantic oak forest which once clothed most of the west coast of Scotland.
Though we haven't been able to welcome visitors to our special wee corner of Scotland for the last few months, we have moved a step closer following the Statement given by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 24 June. In it, she announced general and indicative dates for the easing of travel and business restrictions as Scotland moves through Phase 2 and into Phase 3 of its Coronavirus (COVID-19) Route Map. The key indicative dates from the announcement were:
In setting out these indicative dates, the First Minister stressed that while sustained progress has been made to suppress coronavirus, the dates remain contingent on Scotland continuing to make good progress on this. She also stressed that businesses and individuals must continue to comply with the two metres physical distance rule.
This all means that our tourism business are now making plans to reopen in advance of us being able to welcome visitors back to the Peninsulas. However, to protect our community and our visitors, we must do this ‘at a safe distance’ and would ask visitors and tourism businesses alike, to follow our Coronavirus: Visitor Charter so that we can all play our part to protect one another and mitigate the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
If you want to find out more about the COVID-19 Recovery Phases in Scotland and what they might mean for your visit to the Peninsulas, then VisitScotland has an excellent summary on their website. You can get the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Scotland at the Scottish Government website.