Minard Castle
Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland


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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 <http://www.citylink.co.uk>. 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 "Minard Castle".

For further information please contact

Reinold Gayre
Minard Castle
Argyll PA32 8YB

Phone: 44 (0)1546 886272
Email: reinoldgayre@minardcastle.com
Web: www.minardcastle.com

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