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Great for a short break, day trip, or part of a ferry island hopping experience, Caledonian MacBrayne operates frequent ferry services around the islands and peninsulas in the Firth of Clyde.  Discover the isles of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae and the peninsulas of Cowal and Rosneath. Enjoy walking, cycling, stunning scenery and the fascinating history of this area which became a popular tourist destination in Victorian times, particularly with Glaswegians, who travelled “doon the watter” on Clyde steamers to holiday in the picturesque seaside towns and villages.

Highlights include the hike up to Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran, a pedal around the 10-mile Cumbrae cycle tour and a visit to Benmore Botanic Garden on the Cowal Peninsula and Linn Botanic Garden on Rosneath Peninsula. If you are visiting at the end of August don’t miss the fun of biggest Highland Games in the world – the Cowal Highland Gathering. Historic attractions include Brodick Castle and the ancient Machrie Moor Standing Stones on Arran and Mount Stuart on Bute and for those wanting to try the local tipple Lochranza Distillery on the Isle of Arran produces a number of Single Malt whiskies.

Firth of Clyde Routes

Largs - Cumbrae

15 mins

Multiple crossings daily

Ardrossan - Brodick (Arran)

55 mins

Multiple crossings daily

Claonaig/ Tarbert - Lochranza (Arran)

30 mins

Multiple crossings daily

Wemyss Bay - Rothesay (Bute)

35 mins

Multiple crossings daily

Gourock - Dunoon (Cowal Peninsula)

25 mins

Multiple crossings daily

Tarbert (Loch Fyne) - Portavadie

25 mins

Multiple crossings daily

Gourock - Kilcreggan

13 mins

Multiple crossings daily

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Nearby Destinations to Firth of Clyde

Brodick Castle, Arran10 mins40 mins20 mins50 mins
Machrie Moor Standing Stones, Arran40 mins1h 051h 153h 55
Lochranza Distillery, Arran30 mins45 mins1h 20x
Mount Stuart, Bute10 mins45 mins30 mins1h 20
Benmore Botanic Garden, Cowal Peninsula15 mins1h 3035 mins2h 15
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