Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland
Directions to Minard
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Transport and Directions
The only public transport from Glasgow (or anywhere
else!) is by bus, and there are three busses per day in each direction.
The Glasgow to Campbeltown buses stop by request at the end of
the drive. We are on the A83 road to Campbeltown and you would
get off at our road end which is just past Minard village. You
would probably like us to meet you from the bus as our drive is
about three quarters of a mile long, so please let us know. You
can see the bus timetable on the Scottish Citylink website at
Click on "TIMETABLES" and then on "Glasgow - Campbeltown".
However, a car is strongly recommended for touring
the area. There are no convenient railway stations nearer than
Glasgow, which is about 80 miles (128 km) away. Glasgow Airport
is situated beside the motorway as you leave the city and is about
70 miles (112km) away.
For distances, driving times and directions from other
places please see our Frequently
Asked Questions page.
The journey from Glasgow Airport takes about one and
three quarter hours by car, or from Glasgow itself allow two hours.
Please note that speed limits, unless otherwise indicated, are
70mph on motorways and 60mph on other roads. In urban areas they
are usually either 30mph or 40mph, though there are lower limits
in a few places.
Take the M8 Motorway north and leave it at the Erskine
Bridge exit. After crossing the bridge take the left fork towards
Loch Lomond - do not turn right or you will go back to Glasgow!
Keep on the A82 (avoiding the left fork to Helensburgh) up the
west side of Loch Lomond to Tarbet. There you take the A83 through
Arrochar, over the "Rest and Be Thankful" pass, and
on to Inveraray.
Follow the A83 south-west for about twelve miles (19km)
past Inveraray, half way to Lochgilphead, and you reach Minard
village. Do NOT leave the A83 here. Three-quarters of a mile (1km)
beyond the village you will see the sign to Minard Castle on the
left hand side of the road. The sign is green with "Minard
Castle" in white letters, and it stands on a white base.
At the end of the drive (about three-quarters of a mile from the
main road) bear left and then turn right through the gateway with
the cattle grid. Go past The Lodge, round to the front of the
main house, and ring the front door bell.
NOTE: If you are using GPS to
guide you to Minard Castle, please be aware that the postcode
will put you in the middle of Minard village, not at the castle!
The same difficulty applies to online map services.
Some sysems may, however, correctly recognise the destination
For further information please contact
Argyll PA32 8YB
Telephone: 44 (0)1546 886272
© Reinold Gayre 2001-2017