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Getting to Argyll – it’s easier than you think 


You can get to Dunoon easily by car, ferry, train and bus. In just over an hour, you can escape to the tranquillity of the Scottish Highlands, they really are a lot nearer than you think!

Your Argyll holiday is a lot closer than you think. It may feel remote and wild, but you can get from Glasgow to Dunoon in an hour and a half.

There are two options:

If you are driving follow the M8 from Glasgow to Gourock. You then take the Western Ferries from Gourock to Dunoon (takes 15 minutes). Western Ferries If you’re on foot, catch the Argyll Ferries from Gourock to Dunoon Wharf. Argyll Ferries (passenger only).

Or you drive via the A82, an incredibly picturesque route that will take you past Loch Lomond, through Arrochar, over the beautiful Rest and Be Thankful, along Loch Fyne to the village of Strachur. From here, follow the banks of Loch Eck to Cowal’s main town, Dunoon.


This is where we reveal the big secret: Argyll’s Secret Coast is just two hours from Glasgow. In no time at all, you’ll be deep in the Scottish Highlands enjoying the peace, tranquillity, wildlife and stunning views.

You can get here easily by car, ferry, train, bus and plane. The journey takes you through fabulous scenery and is part of the pleasure of your trip.

How to get here by road from Glasgow:

Take the A82 along Loch Lomond to Tarbet, then the A83 towards Inveraray and Campbeltown. At Cairndow, turn left on to the A815, then at Strachur turn right on to the A886, signposted Glendaruel and Colintraive. Just after Glendaruel then right on A8003 towards Tighnabruaich.

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