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Ardnamurchan Point
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Ardnamurchan Point across Eilean Chaluim Cille
Location Highland, Scotland
OS grid NM416674
Coordinates 56°43′34″N 6°13′26″W / 56.726°N 6.224°W / 56.726; -6.224Coordinates: 56°43′34″N 6°13′26″W / 56.726°N 6.224°W / 56.726; -6.224

Ardnamurchan Point (Scottish Gaelic: Ard na Murchan, meaning "the hill of the great sea") is an isolated peninsula in Highland, Scotland where the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse is situated.

Location

Ardnamurchan Point lies at the western end of the Ardnamurchan peninsula in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. Ardnamurchan Lighthouse is here, 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) north of Corrachadh Mòr, the most westerly point on the island of Great Britain, which is a few metres further west than the Point. The nearest settlement is the small village, Achosnich.

The point lies seven miles south of the island of Muck, with Eigg and Rùm a few miles further to the north. Coll is situated nine miles to the west, and Mull is five miles south.

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