Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse

A single track road to the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse

Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in the Kintyre Peninsula, in southwest Scotland.

It was the second lighthouse commissioned in Scotland. The road to the top is a single track road. It's a challenging drive, not for the faint- hearted, on a tarmac private road; very steep on the climb back up. It is a long narrow twisty road but the views on the way up and around of the moors and valleys are amazing and gave another perspective on the wonderful Scottish landscape.

The road is very narrow and steep. It is a rickety road to get there, if you don't like heights stay away! Near the top there’s a memorial monument. In 1994 a Chinook helicopter carrying security personnel from Northern Ireland  flew straight into the cliffs killing all 29 people on board. The average percentage is 15.9 %. The gradients are obscene and regular. The building was set 240 feet above the sea near the rocks known as "The Merchants of Three Pedlars". Immortalised in song by Paul McCartney, the Mull is a simple but steep tarmac road with stunning views across to Ireland as well as along the coast.

 

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