The Heart of Argyll is located within a very scenic two hour drive from Glasgow on the West Coast of Scotland. You can reach us by road, by seaplane or by boat and whichever route you choose, you’ll be spoiled by spectacular views along the way so be sure to pack your camera! From the South / Glasgow Airport
From the M74, follow signs for Glasgow Airport/M8 westbound.
Take M8 westbound towards Erskine Bridge.
Take M898 exit signposted Erskine Bridge, cross the bridge and bear left following signs for the A82 Crianlarich.
Stay on the A82 past Dumbarton and Loch Lomond to Tarbet.
At Tarbet bear left, taking the A83 signposted Campbeltown and continue through Arrochar towards Inveraray.
At Inveraray, stay on A83 and begin your journey within the Heart of Argyll, following signs for Campbeltown & Lochgilphead.
At Lochgilphead, you can head south on the A83 to explore the western shore of Loch Fyne, the start of the Crinan Canal at Ardrishaig, the picturesque fishing village of Tarbert and the Kintyre peninsula. Or, explore the north and west parts of the Heart of Argyll via the A816, taking in Knapdale and Kilmartin Glen.Island Hopping Routes
The geography of Scotland’s west coast lends itself to island hopping adventures. So take advantage of the great ferry routes between Ayrshire & Arran and Argyll & the Isles and treat yourself to a few days break in the Heart of Argyll. You could even add in a trip to Gigha or a wee jaunt to the whisky distilleries on Islay & Jura when you’re here.Via Isle of Arran
- Take the ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick and then from Lochranza, in the north of Arran, to Tarbert (winter timetable) or Claonaig near Tarbert (summer timetable) in the Heart of Argyll.Via Cowal Peninsula
- Take the ferry from Gourock to Dunoon. Follow signs for Portavadie Marina (via Glendaruel and Tighnabruich). Take the ferry from Portavadie across Loch Fyne to Tarbert in the Heart of Argyll.Click here for Caledonian MacBrayne ferry detailsVia Northern Ireland
- Kintyre Express operates a foot passenger only service between Ballycastle and Campbeltown from where you can head north on the A83 to explore the Heart of Argyll. For information on this service click here
From the North
Take the A816 south from Oban towards Lochgilphead. There is also a regular train service between Glasgow and Oban and a good bus service from Oban to the Heart of Argyll.By Bus
West Coast Motors and Scottish Citylink provide a regular bus service from Glasgow city centre to Campbeltown via the A83, stopping at key locations within the Heart of Argyll on route.Click here for further details