ATTRACTIONS BY
PUBLIC TRANSPORT

 

"Did all our excursions by rail and bus: Loch Lomond, Mallaig, Oban & Tobermory."  Peter and Diana Halesworth.
 
 

The railway carriage is well placed for public transport connections to numerous places of interest. Even without a car you'll be able to have a great day out every day!

Bus, train & ferry timetables are in the information rack in the carriage. Further copies can be obtained from the village shop and Tourist Information in Oban.

Information for Scotrail services can be found here

Further rail details, together with bus and ferry information, at Traveline Scotland

The Argyll & Bute Council web site also contains useful travel information

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Below are brief details of excursions you can easily take, by public transport, from the carriage...

Oban - use Train or Bus from stops outside the village shop. - See our 'Links' page for details of places of interest.

Ferries from Oban to Mull and other islands - travel on Caledonian MacBrayne. Pier offices can be found alongside the railway station in Oban. Calmac offer a range of all-inclusive day-trips.
 

 
Trips from Oban on the 'Waverley', the last ocean-going paddle steamer. The steamer operates from Oban at certain times during the year. See the timetable on the Waverley's website

WAVERLEY is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world
WAVERLEY is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world
 

Inveraray - for castle, village, gaol and George Hotel - bus from Lochawe village.

Cruachan Power Station (The Hollow Mountain) Bus from village OR 5 minute train journey from Loch Awe station. Please note- Falls of Cruachan Platform is a 'request stop' - only open from the 3rd week of May until the 3rd week of September (please check timetable for details). For outward journey advise the conductor of stop IMMEDIATELY on boarding the train. Upon return stick arm out to attract the drivers attention!!

Admission to 'The Hollow Mountain' is FREE upon presentation of a rail ticket to Cruachan that is valid for the same day.

Inverawe Smokery - at Bridge of Awe. Bus then 1 mile walk.

Taynuilt - for Hotel, shops, tea room - Train then very short walk. For Bonawe Iron Foundry and Loch Etive Cruises - train then a slightly longer walk!!
 

Ardlui and Arrochar & Tarbet - Two stations on the shores of Loch Lomond - providing excellent walks (inluding 'The Cobbler'), ferry trips (please check timetable in 'info rack' for details). Also some bus routes connect at Tyndrum/Crianlarich.


Loch Lomond

Hill House - Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece. Owned by the National Trust for Scotland - Train to Helensburgh Upper.

Connel Village with restaurants and good views over Loch Etive including the bridge over the Falls of Lora - Train or Bus

The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary - Bus or train to Connel and then change of bus required to centre.
 


Kilchurn castle

Kilchurn Castle - Bus to access road or walk

St Conan's Kirk - walk through village towards Oban. Approx half a mile.

Fort William / Ballachulish - Bus from Oban. Alternatively catch same bus by changing at Connel. For the long way round to Fort William, train to Crianlarich and change onto Fort William/Mallaig line

Rannoch Moor - Train to Crianlarich (cafe) and then change (good connections) to Fort William/Mallaig train. Get off at Bridge of Orchy, Rannoch or even remote Corrour.

Dunstaffnage Castle - Bus  then half mile walk.

 

 

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other places of interest