There are a number of ways to reach
Craigard House Hotel:
Important Note when using Sat Nav / Tom Tom - Please note that this tends to take you to the nearest ferry port - which is no use if you will not arrive in time to catch the second ferry at the other end!!
Please make sure you use a map if travelling by road, and use the A82 and A83 as noted below, crossing via the Erskine Bridge if on M8.
Road users should note that the ‘Rest and Be Thankful’ section of the A83 is subject to roadworks at the moment, and your journey may be delayed.
Journey Approx. 3 hours from Glasgow. If coming from the South, the signage on M74 not very good, so see note below.
On approaching Glasgow, near Hamilton, follow signs for M8 and Airport in right hand lanes (left lane M73 goes to Stirling). Then follow M8 (in right hand lanes to avoid M77 turnoff); to airport and Paisley. Not long after Paisley, take exit for Erskine Bridge M898. (Sat Nav will want you to continue on M8 to take ferry, ignore this as distant second ferry does not run in darkness).
On North side of Erskine Bridge follow Crianlarich left. Take the A82 from Glasgow, past Dumbarton and Loch Lomond and change onto the A83, left at Tarbet. Follow the A83 past Inveraray, down Loch Fyne, through Lochgilphead and on to Tarbert, at the gateway to Kintyre. The A83 continues down the Atlantic Coast of Kintyre, to Campbeltown (do not follow sat nav!).
On reaching Campbeltown, turn first left to Carradale B842 for approx one mile, and at a V junction (where road bears left uphill to Carradale) take the right-hand, lower coastal road, marked with a 20mph and No Through Road sign. Craigard House Hotel is 500 metres along Low Askomil where you see the white sign.
Scottish Citylink operates bus service 926, three times daily, from Edinburgh or Glasgow to Campbeltown and return,
Only 25 minutes from Glasgow to Campbeltown airport, twice daily on weekdays. This is a British Airways service operated by Loganair.
Car rental is available in Campbeltown, but not at the small airport terminal. However, the car rental companies will usually arrange to meet you at the airport with your car. We can also arrange collection by hotel vehicle or taxi.
Three ferry routes lead to this area. But all are date and time restricted, so please make sure to check timetable for your date and time of travel.
If travelling at the weekend - Coming from Glasgow/Edinburgh direction, continue on the M8 to Greenock, then one option is to follow the A78 south to Ardrossan and catch a ferry directly to Campbeltown.
Direct Ferries only run at certain times – so see Summer Timetable for 'Kintyre – Ardrossan – Campbeltown'.
See Caledonian MacBrayne website (CalMac) click here.
Alternatively, from Ardrossan on any day in Summer, you could and take a ferry to Brodick on the Isle of Arran. On reaching Brodick, turn right and follow the A841 to Lochranza, where another ferry is available to Claonaig (Summer only – see CalMac website for details). From Claonaig you have the choice of the faster A83, in which case you follow signs for Tarbert and then turn left onto the A83 as mentioned above. Or alternatively, you could follow the B842 south via Carradale to Campbeltown. This route includes single track roads and is unsuitable if you are in a hurry! Please note that the ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick should be booked in advance.
Alternatively you could use either Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry from Gourock to Dunoon Town, or Western Ferries (www.westernferries.co.uk) from McInroy's Point, on the outskirts of Gourock, to Hunter's Quay, between Dunoon and Sandbank. For both ferries, follow A87 from Greenock in a westerly direction. In both cases, turn right and follow A815 north. In Sandbank turn left to wards Tighnabruiach. Follow the A8003 south to Portavadie, take the ferry (Calmac) over to Tarbert. Turn left out of Tarbert, and stay on the A83 along the coast road, until you reach Campbeltown. This is the main road and allows faster travel.