On your way to Isla? Jura? Gigha? Arran? Or Portavadie?

News March 11, 2019

Kennacraig to Islay

Kennacraig to Jura

Tayinloan to Gigha

Claonaig to Lochranza (Arran)

Tarbert to Portavadie

 

For up to minute ferry timetable click here.

 

On your way to Isla? Jura? Gigha? Arran? Or Portavadie?

Islay is the furthest south of the Inner Hebrides islands. It is famous for it’s peaty malt whisky produced at many of the numerous distilleries.

Jura lies just north east of Islay and is probably one of the wildest places in Scotland with a population of just 200. There are thousands of deer on the island which is famous for its scenery and whisky but also a whirlpool.

Gigha is a small island just nearby with a population of about 160. The island is famous for its Achamore Gardens created by the owner of the drink Horlicks. It is also renowned for Gigha milk which is a creamy whole milk.

Before heading for Islay, Jura, Gigha, Arran or Portavadie make to time to experience the beauty of Carradale, a semi remote fishing village just 30 minutes away from the ferry terminals at Kennacraig and Tayinloan.

If heading for Arran, we are only 30 minutes away from the ferry terminal Claonaig. Lochranza is located on the north part of Arran which has Lochranza Castle built in the 16th century.

If heading for Portavadie we are only 45 minutes away from the ferry at Tarbert. Portavadie is a village on the shores of Loch Fyne on the west coast of the Cowal Peninsula.

Take in the stunning views of Arran along the long and winding road made famous by Paul McCartney and Wings. At the end of the road you come to Carradales Luxury Guest House where you can relax in what was a manse built in 1880 and which is now completely refurbished to provide high end luxury accommodation.  Pamper yourself with Arran Aromatics and the sweet scent of candles from Zing Organics. Wrap yourself in fluffy bathrobes before dinner in the stylishly designed dining room with wondrous corniches and log burner. Treat yourself to a dining experience provided by professional Chef, Steve whose reputation goes before him. Just ask anyone in the village! He is passionate about his food, most of which is sourced locally. Take a look at the menu just click here….

After dinner retire to the lounge where you can sink into your armchair by the open fire and with a refreshing Kintyre Gin and tonic produced only 10 minutes away or a local Springbank, Glengyle or Glen Scotia whisky from Campbeltown. Afterwards retire to your room where you can sink into your Super King or King size bed for a wonderful night sleep ready to start another exciting day!

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