Driving to Argyll

Roads to Argyll and the Isles are from Glasgow:

There’s a choice of routes:

  1. From Gourock to Dunoon by ferry (and then through Cowal to Portavadie (A815 and A8003).
    From the M74, follow signs for Glasgow Airport/M8 westbound towards Erskine Bridge (and then the M898 exit signposted Erskine Bridge).
  2. After crossing the bridge, bear left following signs for A82 Crianlarich. Stay on the A82 past Dumbarton and Loch Lomond to Tarbet. Bear left here and take 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 and Oban.

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.

An alternative route from Loch Lomond and Crianlarich will take you on the A85 to Oban.

And if you are coming from Fort William, follow the A 828 south to Oban.