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 from Glasgow, you can escape to the tranquillity and beauty of the Scottish Highlands. 

There are two options travelling from Glasgow:

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. 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.


Inveraray is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is on the western shore of Loch Fyne, near its head, and on the A83 road. It is a former royal burgh, the traditional county town of Argyll, and ancestral home to the Duke of Argyll.

How to get here by road from Glasgow:

With amazingly close proximity to the Southern Highlands, it is very easy to escape the clamour of Glasgow and head to historic Inveraray. Travel through the scenic Loch Lomond. Continue to the the village of Tarbet, continue onto the A83 and the road west to Arrochar and Inveraray.