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Lochranza is 15 miles from the main port at Brodick, approx a 30 minute drive.  On leaving the ferry, turn right, travel through Brodick and follow the signs to Lochranza around the coast through Corrie and Sannox.  As you approach Lochranza come down the steep hill crossing over a bridge, past the Distillery on your left, continue for ¾ mile through the village with the castle on your right. Kincardine Lodge is situated three houses beyond the Lochranza Hotel.

If you are arriving on the Claonaig ferry from Kintyre, turn left as you leave the ferry and it is a five minute walk around the corner, easily identified by the magnificent Scot’s pine tree behind the railings and front wall.

You are welcome to leave your vehicle in the driveway, however we would appreciate your vigilance in securing the gates as the local deer never miss an opportunity to snack on prize plants.  We have cycle storage facilities and will willingly help to dry wet clothing.

We hope the following information will be useful.

By Ferry
From Ardrossan Harbour catch the “MV Caledonian Isles”, a large, modern, comfortable car and passenger ferry. The crossing takes about 55 minutes. If you are bringing a vehicle prior booking is essential.

For those arriving from Argyll and Kintyre there is a small car and passenger ferry from Claonaig to Lochranza, taking approx 25 cars per trip.
This is a regular service leaving Lochranza from 08.15 daily, (09.30 Sundays), Easter to end September, each crossing takes approx 25 minutes.  No booking is required during the summer months, just arrive and queue for the next ferry.

CalMac Ardrossan:     01294 463470
CalMac Brodick:         01770 460361

By Air
The nearest airports are Glasgow International and Prestwick.  Vehicle hire available from airports.  From either there are good Bus and Train services to take you to Ardrossan Harbour to catch the ferry.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport:           01292 511000   www.gpia.co.uk
Glasgow International Airport:      08700 400008   www.glasgowairport.com

By Rail
There are regular Train Services from Glasgow to Ardrossan Harbour.
Each train that goes to the Harbour meets up with a ferry.
Rail enquiries:      08457 484950
Strathclyde Public Transport   www.spt.co.uk  

By Bus                 Buses wait at Brodick Pier
Service 324 will take you northwards to Lochranza.  (Ask the driver to stop at Lochranza Hotel)
Western Buses: 01770 302000
Arran Bus Timetables   www.stagecoachbus.com

Car Hire & Rental, Taxi & Minibus
Whiting Bay Garage                 01770 700345 (rental)
Bay Garage, Brodick                01770 302839 (rental)
Garages arrange for vehicles to be available on arrival at Brodick Pier or delivery to all parts of the island for additional charge

Arran Taxi Co (Taxi, minibus, tours)   07967 587481     Eve - 01770 700520 George
Corrie Cabs                             07517 356985
ARC Private Hire, Brodick       07776 082752
Arran Private Hire, Lamlash    07769 652042                     
S.S.K. Private Hire (David)       07570 914342

Glasgow Airport Taxis            www.ga-taxis.co.uk
Direct Taxis, Saltcoats            01294 602005
Mainland Taxis, Ardrossan     07921 998457     

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