Directions to Torrisdale

Torrisdale Castle EstateThe EstateDirections to Torrisdale

By Car

From  North, East, or Central Scotland, head for Crianlarich on the A85, take a right on to the A82 and continue past Tyndrum (home of The Green Welly – a good pit stop!) and take a left turn towards Dalmally on the A85.  Turn left onto the A819 which will take you to Inveraray.

From Glasgow and the South, take the A83 west to Inveraray.

Continue along the A83 through Lochgilphead and Tarbert.

Turn left onto the B842 (signposted Carradale and Skipness) and follow for 17 miles. Turn right at Carradale and continue for another 2.5 miles. Turn right into Torrisdale Estate  – there are clear signs at the gate. If you don’t see the signs, you are probably at the north gate.

The B842 is a long and winding single track road and whilst it is in good condition, if you are not used to single track driving, a more relaxing route would be down the west coast A83 to Campbeltown and up the other side. This would add roughly twenty minutes to your journey time.

The stunning A83

By Ferry

Ferries operate from Gourock to Dunoon with Western Ferries and then from Portavadie to Tarbert with Caledonian Macbrayne. You can also get the ferry from Lochranza (Arran) to Claonaig with CalMac.

A seasonal Caledonian Macbrayne service runs from Ardrossan to Campbeltown which reduces journey time if travelling from the south. It currently operates Thursday – Sunday.

Check the Caledonian Macbrayne and Western Ferries websites for more information and timetables.

By Plane

Flights operate from Glasgow airport to Machrihanish via flybe.com. Torrisdale Estate is approximately 30 to 40 minutes north. Buses operate daily from Campbeltown to Carradale.

Fuel

There is no longer a fuel pump in Carradale so the options on the way down are Inverary, Lochgilphead or  Clachan and Campbeltown – if you choose the A83.

Sat Nav

Please be aware that sat nav isn’t very useful in these parts! Visitors have been known to be directed to ferry services which no longer operate due to the season.

Single track driving

It’s handy to be aware that passing places on single track roads are to let cars by in either direction. It’s good practice (and manners!) to pull over and let faster drivers go ahead.