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The Ben View Hotel




Ben View Hotel and Holiday Cottages, Strontian, Acharacle, Argyll, Scotland, PH36 4HY

Tel +44 (0) 1967 402333   Fax +44 (0) 1967 402376   Mobile 07881 818498

email benviewhotel@aol.com

The Ben View is the perfect place to explore the best-kept secret in Britain - the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

Empty roads and even emptier hills, burial cairns, sea life centres, folk museums and loch cruises are all available within a short drive of the Ben View.  This is a west coast wonderland where the shifting interplay of light on sandy coves, heather moors and rocky outcrops can catch the visitor's breath; where the sound of silence is broken only by the rushing waters and the curlew's cry.

Ardnamurchan Point, with its lighthouse open to the public, is the most westerly point on the British mainland: whales, dolphins and basking sharks regularly pass by. On the way you can stroll round the RSPB bird reserve at Glenborrodale.

You can cruise the length of Loch Shiel, watch red deer herds grazing by the roadside, or drive to the Sunart Oakwoods wildlife hide, just five minutes from the Ben View and see otter, herons and golden eagles. If you're lucky you may spot a white-tailed sea eagle, but don't confuse it with the common buzzard, the 'tourist eagle'. If you can stand the excitement, try a whale-watching expedition from Laga Bay.

Castles in the area include Castle Tioram, home of the Moidart Clanranalds, and Mingarry Castle, while across on Mull, reached by a short ferry trip from Lochaline, there are other ancient castles.