View from Thistle House Guest House

Getting to Thistle House Guest House

Thistle House Guest House is situated the banks of Loch Fyne in the west of Scotland, just over 1 hour from Glasgow and 2 hours from Edinburgh. It has fantastic views across this sea loch, where you can watch the changing weather conditions, to the historic town of Inveraray a short drive away. The house is centrally located for visits across this area of Scotland, with Argyll’s Secret Coast right on our doorstep for undiscovered great food, walks and wildlife and for onward visits  via a short ferry crossing to the Isle of Bute, the home of the magnificent Mount Stuart. Oban, the gateway to the Hebrides, is around a 1 hour drive away with the option to take the scenic route through Kilmartin Glen. We’re also right on the edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park with Loch Lomond itself just a 20 minute drive away where you can take a boat or seaplane trip.

By car

Thistle House is most easily accessed by car. If you are driving from Glasgow you can either come on the A82 alongside Loch Lomond and then the A83 from Tarbet then the A815 to St Catherines.

Or you can take the car ferry across the Clyde from Gourock to Dunoon and then follow the A815 to St Catherines.

If you are coming from the North take either the A82 or A85 to Crianlarich then take the A82 to Tarbet, the A83 then turn off onto the A815 to St Catherines.

Coming from Oban follow the signs to Inveraray, turn left at Inveraray round the top of the loch and join the A815 to St Catherines.

Cairndow is our postal town and St Catherines is a small village located 5 miles south. If you are using GPS please note the post code covers the whole village and we are located at the South end of the village approximately half a mile on from the GPS reference.

By plane

The three nearest airports are:

Edinburgh International Airport (97 miles)
Glasgow International Airport (50 miles)
Glasgow Prestwick Airport (80 miles)

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