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.
services can be found
details, together with bus and ferry information, at
Argyll & Bute Council
site also contains useful travel information
brief details of excursions you can easily take, by public
transport, from the carriage...
- use Train or Bus from stops outside the village shop. - See
our 'Links' page
for details of places of interest.
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
ocean-going paddle steamer. The steamer operates from Oban at
certain times during the
timetable on the
WAVERLEY is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the
Inveraray - for
castle, village, gaol and George Hotel - bus from Lochawe
(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
Admission to 'The Hollow
Mountain' is FREE upon presentation of a rail ticket to Cruachan
that is valid for the same day.
- at Bridge of
Awe. Bus then 1 mile walk.
- for Hotel, shops, tea room - Train then very short walk. For
Bonawe Iron Foundry and
Loch Etive Cruises - train then a
slightly longer walk!!
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.
Hill House -
Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece. Owned by the National
Trust for Scotland - Train to Helensburgh Upper.
Village with restaurants and good views over Loch Etive
including the bridge over the Falls of Lora - Train or Bus
Scottish Sea Life
Bus or train to Connel and then change of bus required to
Kilchurn Castle -
Bus to access road or walk
St Conan's Kirk
- walk through
village towards Oban. Approx half a mile.
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.
Castle - Bus then half mile walk.