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Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse


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Photo by Steve Partridge

This light was constructed in 1787.  Along with Kinnaird Head Lighthouse and Scotland's Lighthouse Museum,  it was the first light built in Scotland.  This light was automated in 1996.

The buildings within the lighthouse complex have been converted into two self-catering holiday accommodation and are available to rent through Kintyre Cottages.

Lighthouse information Grid


Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse, Argyllshire

Current status:


Geographic Position:

55 18.626'N   005 48.208'W

Grid Reference:


Ceremonial County:



White tower with 15 steps to the top of tower

Map Link:

Google Map

Aerial photo:


Other photos:


Originally built:


Current lighthouse built:


Height of Tower:

12 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

91 metres

Character of light:

Flashing (2) White every 20 secs

Character of fog signal:


Range of light:

24 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

Getting there:

From Tarbet take A83 the length of Kintyre to Campbeltown.  There proceed south until you find the road that goes west to the lighthouse. There is parking at the end of the road, and then a walk down along a windy path to the lighthouse.





Other Useful Websites:

Kintyre Cottages 

Other Relevant pages:

For more articles, lists and other information see the Lighthouses Section

Lighthouse Map of Scotland

Featured List of lighthouses - Scotland 

List of minor lighthouses and lights - Scotland  

Kinnaird Head Lighthouse and Scotland's Lighthouse Museum



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