How To Get To Tarbert

CalMac to Kennacraig

However you choose to visit Tarbert, you are sure to enjoy the journey, by road from Glasgow you travel along the A82  to Loch Long then the A83 to Tarbert.
By car it is a beautiful drive. See the map below for details.

There are ferries from various locations, if you fancy doing some island hopping, take a look at the Caledonian MacBrayne Website for further details and to plan your journey.

There is a coach service from Buchanan Bus Station, you can book online and check the timetables on the Scottish Citylink Website.
The bus service is the Glasgow to Campbeltown 926 with West Coast Motors.
There are also flights from Glasgow to Campbeltown Airport.
The airport is just over 30 miles from Tarbert, so if you are planning a flight, you can Book a Taxi in advance.
You can contact Tarbert Taxis on 01880 820220 or 07436 288992 or 07557 373834 for a quote and to check availability.

Of course, with such a beautiful natural sheltered harbour, Tarbert is easy to get to by sea.

Lat. 55o 52′ N – Long. 5o 24.5’W

To arrange a berth you can contact Tarbert Harbour via email,VHF CH14 or telephone 01880 820 344

Tarbert Harbour

Tarbert Castle

 Tarbert Castle

As you come into Tarbert, be it by land or sea, you are sure to spot the castle.
The climb to the top of the hill may be tiring for some but it is well worth the effort.
The views from the top are spectacular so if the weather is nice, take a cool drink and a picnic and make some time to really savour the view!
The grass around the castle is kept trim thanks to the Hebridean black sheep that live up there.

I found an excellent PDF file on the Knapdale People Website giving more details on the history of the castle and the surrounding area.

Tarbert Castle is looked after by The Tarbert Castle Trust, more information can be found on their website.
You can also follow the trust on their facebook page giving updates on news and developments, see below for a preview and give them a “like”
There are some fantastic pictures of the castle on the page taken by local and tourists, check out the community woodland too!

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Local Business Pages

N.MacDougall Tarbert Based Builder

As you may have noticed, local business pages are being added to the column on the right.
Slowly this site will build up with all of the info you could possible need if you live in, or plan to visit Tarbert, keep popping back, or follow the facebook page for updates!

If you have a business that covers the Tarbert area and would like your business added, please contact me with your details, either through here, the local Tarbert group on facebook, the Visit Tarbert Facebook Page or email me.

Spot the dog

My first local business to be added to this site had to be N.MacDougall Builder.
Nikki fitted a log burner into my home recently and I couldn’t have asked for a better service, beautiful job, well done.

It was a huge hit with the dog too, as soon as the work was done, our Collie took up prime position!

Today I have added Morven’s Marvelous Candles and Accessories, Take a look at the brilliant range of candles and other gift ideas, perfect to brighten up the home or give as gifts.
You can also organise a party through them, take a look at the website for more information.

I have also added 55 North Photography, one of our many local talented photographers who has captured many beautiful moments from the people and places in and around Tarbert.

Stonefield Castle Hotel Wedding Widgets

Jurassic World or Minions? Today At Tarbert Loch Fyne

Visit Tarbert

Just a quick post to let you know the Screen Machine is visiting Tarbert today.

You can find it in the car park beside the bus turning circle opposite the church.
See the trailers below.
The Minions starts at 5:30 PM

and Jurassic World is on at 8:30 PM.

You can either book online or pay at the door, but hurry time is running out!

Don’t worry if you  miss it this time, go to the Screen Machine Website to sign up for regular updates and follow them on social media.