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Tel code: 01967 | code search
Postcode: PH36 | code search
Population: 200
Council: Argyll and Bute
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Acharacle is a village and the main centre for Moidart and Ardnamurchan situated at the end of Loch Shiel, in Lochaber, in the south-west Highlands of Scotland. Loch Sheil is an 18 mile long freshwater loch carved by a glacier during the last Ice Age, known as ‘the last wilderness’. The historic ruins of Castle Tioram built c.1200, stands north of Shiel Bridge on Dorlin Beach at the mouth of Loch Moidart. During the 14th century the Castle was the stronghold of the MacDonald clan, before being burned in 1715 by the Jacobites. The village has hotels, a post-office and tea-room, village shop, bakery and fish and chip shop. Acharacle is popular with tourists offering many activities in and around the village including fishing and golfing. There are Boat cruises on Loch Shiel sailing around the Loch, giving the opportunity to view the spectacular scenery and wildlife including golden eagles and red deer. There are scenic walks through Acharacle village or more strenuous hikes on nearby Ben Resipol. Close by Kentra Bay and the village of Artoe have beautiful sandy beaches and the Glenfinnan Viaduct used by the Jacobite steam-train from Fort William to Mallaig was also used by the ‘Hogworts Express’ as seen in the Harry Potter films.

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Rockpool House (4.81 miles)

Rockpool House
Idyllically situated a stones throw from high tide, on the very beautiful sea loch, Loch Sunart. Amazing sea and mountain scenery in all directions. Lots to sight see and many outdoor activities available locally.
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Kilcamb Lodge (8.95 miles)

Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge is a beautiful Country House Hotel, nestling on the shores of Loch Sunart in 22 acres of private grounds with half a mile of shoreline at the bottom of the garden. Nature and wildlife at ... More | visit website

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Arisaig Hotel (11.35 miles)

Arisaig Hotel

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The hotel dates back to the Jacobite era, and was originally built as a Coaching Inn around 1720. It is situated in the village looking across Arisaig Bay towards the ... More

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Park Lodge Hotel (13.26 miles)

Park Lodge Hotel

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Park Lodge Hotel is in the quieter, upper part of Tobermory, a short walk from the busy harbour front. The rooms are comfy and modern, and evening meals are available. On the ... More

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Western Isles Hotel (The) (13.53 miles)

Western Isles Hotel (The)

This 28 bedroomed Victorian hotel, built in 1883, stands majestically against the skyline overlooking beautiful Tobermory Bay and the Sound of Mull. With its backdrop of the Morven Hills and Tobermory's brightly coloured houses and ... More | visit website

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Baliscate House (13.76 miles)

Baliscate House

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Bed and continental breakfast in fine mid-nineteenth century house, set in a large gardens on the approach to of Tobermory, with views to the sea across the Sound of Mull. ... More

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Shore Cottage (14.35 miles)

Shore Cottage

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In a stunning shoreside location looking out over 'The Sound of Mull', this traditional cottage enjoys all the seclusion and beauty of the Morvern peninsula yet sits ... More

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Glenancross Farmhouse (14.71 miles)

Glenancross Farmhouse

With the stunning Camusdarach Beach a short walk away Glenancross Farm is an ideal base for your holiday. Only 4 miles equidistant from Arisaig and Mallaig, you are well served by a variety of restaurants and other ... More | visit website

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Prince's House Hotel (15.78 miles)


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Delightful hotel dating back to 1658, set in magnificent scenery on The Road to the Isles. Fully modernised and refurbished to a high standard. ... More

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Glenaros Lodge (16.32 miles)

Glenaros Lodge
Glenaros Lodge is located on the Glenaros estate. It is a traditional, homely and friendly house with a library of information on the island's history and wildlife. For those visitors who just want a holiday ... More | visit website

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