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Skipness is a small village on the east coast of Kintyre in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

Get in

By boat

CalMac [1] runs a ferry service from Lochranza on the Isle of Arran to nearby Claonaig every 1¼ hours daily between March and October. Turn right when you get off the ferry.

By car

Take the A83 then the B8001 to Skipness. Or take the B842 then the B8001 if you are coming from the south and east of Kintyre, as it's a much more scenic route than the A83.

By bus

The West Coast Motors 448 bus runs from Lochgilphead and/or Tarbert to Skipness via Claonaig three times a day Monday to Saturday. Check timetables on the West Coast Motors website [2].

Get around

Skipness is a small village, and it is easy to get about by walking.

See

  • Skipness Castle and Chapel - owned by Historic Scotland. Free to get in.
  • Great views of Arran!

Do

Relax, go for a walk and enjoy the view!

Eat

  • The Seafood Cabin - open from May to September. Excellent food, but very pricey! A seafood platter costs £17.50, but it is well worth it! Open from 11am to 7pm and closed on Saturdays.
  • Skipness Village Stores - also offers sandwiches, tea, coffee and homebaking. Closed Tuesday afternoons and Sundays.

Drink

Skipness Seafood Cabin is licensed and is very reasonably priced.

Sleep

Just wildcamp just off the Skipness - Claonaig road. Nobody minds (at least for a night), and besides, it's free.

Get out

Tarbert (Loch Fyne) and Campbeltown are good day trips from Skipness. Or even better, Arran, of course!



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