190Calmac8yr14 copyRosneath peninsula, is one of those easily accessible but rarely discovered places, as most people either enjoy the Loch Lomond views before or continue to drive on by to get further west. Located 30 minutes north west of Glasgow, it is surrounded on three sides by water, with Loch Long, Gare Loch and the firth of Clyde. Scotland as a whole is also surrounded on three sides by water, so it is no surprise there are still operators offering ferry services.

IMG_6858 copyWhat is a surprise is that you may need a ferry when you are not on an island and using one on this peninsula is an unexpected pleasure and an excellent way for tourists to see the coastline. However be aware that the smaller ferry routes may only operate in the summer months, so always check in advance.

The Kilcreggan Ferry operates all year round (not on a Sunday) between Kilcreggan and Gourock, with a crossing time of less than 15 minutes. IMG_6852 copyBear in mind that the drive between these two locations is 46 miles, so this is a significant saving in time. For those staying at the Magnificent Scottish Castle near Cove, this ferry service is a good way to see what the Rosneath peninsula looks like from the Clyde estuary. The Caledonian MacBrayne (Calmac) ferries operate on the longer routes and if you wish to travel onto any of the islands, like Arran or Bute, this is the ferry company for you.

IMG_8656 copyFurthermore, like many parts of Scotland, Rosneath has its own Highland Games and the next games take place on Sunday 19th July 2015. All-in-all, travelling on this coast road, the B833, on the Rosneath peninsula is an ideal “Sunday Drive” taking in all the fine coastal views, and one that comes highly recommended from Scotts Castle Holidays.