Open: Easter through September
Closed: October to Easter
Christmas Open Days: First two Sundays in December from 12.30pm to 4pm
Visits out of season: by appointment.
Accommodation: Limited accommodation available; please contact the Abbey for details.
Glenbarr Abbey and Clan MacAlister Visitors Centre
Glenbarr, Tarbert, Argyll PA29 6UT
Tel: +44 (0) 1583 421090 or 421358
Whichever way you choose to travel to Kintyre, by bus, air or sea, you will encounter a wide variety of wonderful Scottish scenery along the way. You would be well advised to take your time and see other sites of historic interest on your trip and when you finally arrive in Kintyre you may want to finish your trip with a stay at the Abbey or other local hostelries. However, you should contact the Abbey as refurbishment is currently underway and accommodation is limited. Information on alternative local accommodation is available.
By Road: Glenbarr Abbey Visitor Centre is off the main road to Campbeltown, the A83, approximately 25 miles south of Tarbert, Loch Fyne. Traveling from Glasgow follow the Loch Lomond signs on the A82, this then becomes the A83 at Tarbet, by Loch Lomond. Follow the A83 to Glenbarr, via Inveraray, Lochgilphead and Tarbert, Loch Fyne. Watch for the brown, tourist destination road signs for Glenbarr Abbey at Glenbarr village.
Ferry Service: You can also travel to Kintyre by regular ferry services from Ardrossan in Ayrshire, to Brodick on the Isle of Arran and then from Lochranza (Arran) to Cloanaig on the Kintyre peninsular (summer only); Portavadie on the Cowal peninsula to Tarbert, Loch Fyne; and, from Ardrossan to Campbeltown (limited summer service). Please check timetables before traveling, some services need to be booked. www.calmac.co.uk
By Air: There is an air service from Glasgow airport to Campbeltown, Monday to Friday twice a day. www.hial.co.uk
By Bus: From Glasgow Buchanan Street bus station to Campbeltown, service 926. www.citylink.co.uk