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Rudh An Duin Lighthouse

aka Port Charlotte Lighthouse and Loch Indaal Light

Island of Islay, Argyllshire

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Located on Loch Indaal, on the Island of Islay, the southeast side of the Rinns of Islay peninsula, at Port Charlotte.

Photo by Dorcas Sinclair

The former light keeper's dwelling is now known as Lochindaal House and is a self-catering holiday home that will accommodate up to six people.

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Rudh An Duin Lighthouse, Island of Islay, Argyllshire

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Geographic Position:

55 44" 43'   -6 22" 19'

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White cylindrical brick tower with black lantern.

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Flash every 7 seconds, white and red sectors.

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Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

Getting there:

Daily car/passenger ferry from Kennacriag on the Mull of Kintyre and two times a week from Oban.


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