Isle of Bute

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Discover, experience and explore Scotland’s most accessible Island. Just 33 miles from Glasgow and easily reached from the Scottish Central Belt.

Serviced by Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries, there are two main routes to the Isle of Bute.

Enjoy picturesque landscape and coastal waters, with a breath-taking scenic drive to the Colintraive ferry terminal. Alternatively you can escape quickly to the Isle of Bute via the Wemyss Bay ferry terminal, which is also serviced by a direct train line from Glasgow Central Station, getting you from Glasgow to Bute in around an hour and a half.

The principal route to the island is by car & passenger ferry from Wemyss Bay or Colintraive.

The crossing takes 35 mins from Wemyssbay with sailings every 45mins – 1 hour depending upon the time of day.

The crossing from Colintraive takes only about 5 minutes and with sailings every 30 min depending on time of day.


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Camping may be offered please email us for more Information.


Booking your Restaurant space will be necessary, please make plans in advance to make the most of your Bute Experience.