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Caledonian MacBrayne - Day Trips to Arran & Argyll

Opens in 20 min: 08:00 - 22:00
Open today: 08:00 - 22:00
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Great day out

The ferries were quite nice, a little dated in terms of decoration but quite nice nonetheless. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kyle K
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Holiday to Arran

Whilst our ferry was cancelled due to technical reason (probably to much water!!) Caledonian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kettering, United Kingdom
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“isle of arran”(17 reviews)
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Arran, Argyll and the surrounding islands will open your eyes and heart to the beauty of Scotland. Enjoy day trips to the blossoms of Achamore Gardens, Historic Brodick Castle, take a lunch cruise in Kintyre, take on the challenge of the Five...more
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 22:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Harbour Rd | Ferry Terminal, Ardrossan KA22 8ED, Scotland
+44 800 066 5000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ferries were quite nice, a little dated in terms of decoration but quite nice nonetheless. It was a very nice trip and the food from the onboard restaurant was good and well priced. There were plenty of facilities on the ship and the staff...More

Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst our ferry was cancelled due to technical reason (probably to much water!!) Caledonian MacBrayne did everything they could to help and got us on an earlier ferry. The service and helpfulness of them is why we keep coming back time after time. The terminal...More

Thank Brucieboy-70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled as a group of 6 (all family) for a day outing to Arran. Originally we had booked for July, but it got cancelled (in advance which was good at least), then it got cancelled a second time (which was getting annoying) and finally...More

Thank Salvatore S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very efficient service to Arran. The staff were all very helpful. The bar well stocked. The ferry was filled and emptied smoothly and efficiently. We didn't eat but the food looked fine. Seating areas are plentiful and comfortable. £54 return for one car and two...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had planned the island hopping, but weather was not so good. Now it's nice again all ferries were booked so we decided to just take the ferry and walk around. Excellent value at £15.60 for us both. The weather was fantastic so we spent a...More

Thank Donald F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well organised efficient car ferry. Easy to book online for timed departure, & economic cost. Helpful staff at car park and ferry terminus Ardrossan. Friendly experience chatting to fellow travellers checked in 30 minutes before departure. Excellent ferry boat facilities - cafe restaurant had a...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went into the ticket office and bought our tickets. There was no mention that we also needed a vehicle ticket. The less than helpful attendant was more concerned about how old our teenagers were and charged adult fares for them. Had to wait 1.5 hours...More

Thank Extraordinary737011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of 6 were travelling to the Isle of Arran for a funeral and we meet in the departure lounge where we enjoyed a coffee and shortbread. The lady serving us was most pleasant and helpful. The Ferry was most enjoyable and although rather...More

Thank Heather Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Done some island hoping this week and I could not speak more highly of this company- I’ve been on all types of ferries from different ports and the staff have been brilliant. Got me on earlier ferry’s if needed. 100% would recommend. I went alone...More

Thank KaylJayne
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic from start to finish. Friendly efficient staff, great prices. Lift from car deck. Tasty food. Simply brilliant, well done Cal Mac!

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Robert N
11 April 2017|
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Response from Melonie S | Reviewed this property |
You may want to check with the ticket office, depends on the day and traffic
19 September 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
You can drive to Ardrossan and then take your car on the ferry. Make sure you book in advance though
john j
24 July 2016|
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Response from Katie H | Reviewed this property |
Senniors pay the same price as adults- £7.50 return. Children are £3.80 return. It's a month return so can be used for holiday trips to the island too