Many people use Ardnamurchan to refer to an area that is actually made up of five West Highland Peninsulas. There is Ardnamurchan itself, plus Ardgour, Moidart, Morvern and Sunart. If you are looking for a beautiful, remote and unspoilt place then these Peninsulas are the place for you.
Together, these peninsulas have a landscape made up of rugged mountains, stunning coastlines, beautiful lochs, ancient woodlands and heather moorland. All of this is bathed in stunning light and sits under skies that are so dark, you can clearly see the Milky Way.
The area has a wealth of flora and fauna and is one of the least spoiled regions of Britain. Anyone with an interest at all in wildlife will find enough to keep them busy for a week, a month or a lifetime. There are a wide variety of well-preserved habitats from mountain tops to rock pools on the shore. It is also home one of the best surviving remnants of the ancient temperate Atlantic oak forest which once clothed most of the west coast of Scotland.
The Peninsula have a very ancient history, stretching from the Mesolithic people of over 6,000 years ago, through iron age settlers, to the Irish Saints who were followed by the Vikings. Then came the Highland Clans, followed by the Clearances and ultimately the formation of crofting communities which make up the many thriving townships and hamlets that exist today. All of this leaves much for budding historians to explore.
The townships and hamlets are home to much of the holiday accommodation, which ranges from self-catering cottages, holiday lodges, B&Bs, hotels and even a castle that you can choose to stay in.