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
Take M8 westbound towards Erskine Bridge.
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.
Via 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.
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