getting to bute
i will get more info for you.. but you will find it hard to get there without having your own trasnport.
The Isle of Bute is situated in Scotland’s Firth of Clyde, to the north of Arran, and is easily accessible by regular ferry services from the mainland.
There are two routes to the island. The scenic way (approximately 75 miles by car from Glasgow) takes you along the shores of Loch Lomond and through the Arrochar Alps in the heart of Argyll. This is some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland. Stop at the top of “Rest and Be Thankful” and admire the view. Skirting the top of Loch Fyne, with views across to Inveraray Castle, you head south and arrive at the Colintraive ferry for the 5 minute crossing to Rhubodach on Bute. The crossings are frequent, so if you just miss the boat it’ll be back soon. Rothesay is about 7 miles from here.
The principal route to the island is by car & passenger ferry from Wemyss Bay. The crossing takes half an hour with sailings every 45mins at peak times. Wemyss bay can be reached by car or train
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The Clyde is an amazing place. There is something magical about sailing doon the watter during the summer months. There is a few different options to do this. The most popular one has to be The Waverley (the worlds last ocean going paddlesteamer.)
You can pick it up at custom house quay in the morning then enjoy the full day sailing. An absolute must whilst visiting Greenock.
Bus of McGills.
There are many bus companies that are going to and from the busstation. One of them is McGills. The buses of McGills are blue and white. They have small and large buses. The large buses have low floors, so it is easy to step in and out.
The prices are various. Standard is GBP 1.20 one way (inside Greenock). For students and elderly there are other prices.
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