Travel

Directions to Callumkill – Drive out of Port Ellen towards Ardbeg. Go past Laphroaig, then through Lagavulin and over the little bridge just before the entrance to Ardbeg. Take the left turn immediately after the red phone box at the sign for Callumkill. Follow the farm road. The first house on your right is the estate manager’s house. The second is the Ardbeg Cottage, and Callumkill Farmhouse is at the end of the road.

By Car & Ferry
From Mid European Mainland start your holidays on Islay with a relaxing sea trip from Rotterdam to Hull (“P&O ferries”) or from Amsterdam to Newcastle ("DFDS ferries”). The vessels will leave The Netherlands in the late afternoon and arrive at the east coast of England the next morning after you had a laid back night and nice breakfast on board of the ship. Drive to Kennacraig (5 miles from Tarbert) at the west coast of Scotland. Please note that you must arrive at the ferry terminal for journeys to or from Islay at least 30 minutes before departure times. Ferries arrive on Islay either at Port Ellen or at Port Askaig. Go to www.calmac.co.uk for more information including timetables and reservations. The crossing takes just over two hours.

By Plane
Flights – There are regular flights to Islay from Glasgow (usually 2 – 3 a day) and the flight takes approximately 30 minutes. Go to www.flybe.com for details.

Taxi
Carol’s cabs – 01496 302155 or 07775782155
Fiona’s Taxis – 01496 302622 or 07808303200

Islay Car Hire
Or car hire with pick up from the airport: 01496 810 544

Bus
There is an excellent local bus service which can take you over most of the main roads on the island. Check www.argyll-bute.gov.uk for bus time tables.

There are also good bus connections between Kennacraig ferry terminal and Glasgow. Time tables can be found on www.westcoastmotors.co.uk.

 

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