KINTYRE - SCOTLAND’S ONLY “MAINLAND ISLAND”
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Lighthouse, Kintyre

A lighthouse has stood here since 1788 and the present automatic light (buildings remodelled by Robert Stevenson) is reached by a scenic single track road. Nearby is the cairn erected to those who lost their lives in the “Chinook” helicopter disaster.

It is possible to walk from here to Machrihanish, passing the ruined township of Balmavicar and the Largiebaan Reserve (also accessible from B842 past Homeston Farm). The walk may provide you with sights of birds of prey including golden eagle as well as feral goats and interesting flora.

The views across to Rathlin Island and Northern Ireland are at the very least awe inspiring.