IKWIG TOUR

  Glasgow is a good focal point to find on a map. If driving, the M8 motorway goes right past and through Glasgow. If flying, there is Glasgow Airport and a car can be hired from there. If, like Joan Webster, you are going by train Glasgow's glass-roofed Buchanan Street but is now called Queen Street Station. There is a direct line to Oban railway station where it terminates at the ferry port. Check with Scot Rail but this is a typical train time table >>>>
It is probably a good idea to visit Corryvreckanfirst as its on the way. Craignish Cruises run boats trips out from Ardfern, by Lochgilphead, Argyle to Corryvreckan. Try to pick a mid spring tide in the winter. Alas my trip was not eventfull and a wave of almost 6" with the tide at full flood frightened no one. https://goo.gl/maps/mokyKANXwQ32
7 minutes over Corryvreckan - 17Mb file
From Craignish Cruises it is a 45 minute/25 mile drive up to Oban and the (CalMac) ferry to the Isle of Mull. Book well in advance and get there early as I have been left on the quay more than once for not being there 30 minutes before departurelate for the check-in. We were even lucky to get on the next ferry 2 hours later and it was nearly full - we were the last car on!!!.
Due to government subsidy the ferry fares have been reduced. In August 2018, two adults and a car costs 41.50 for a return trip.
It takes 46 minutes to cross over to mull, which is just enough time for a surprisingly good full Scottish Breakfast on board the ferry. On the right (starboard) side there is a Green Island...and further on a small Lighthouse. We only just made this ferry!!!
  On the port side (left) do not miss the chance to see Duart Castle as the prominent headland feature. Duart Castle is most impressive and has been used in other films since IKWIG: Alistair MacLean’s “When Eight Bells Toll” and more recently “Entrapment” with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Duart Castle is the home to the Clan Maclean.    
 

Due to government subsidy petrol and diesel maybe cheaper on Mull than it is on the mainland.

 
The ferry will land you at Craignure. If you are staying at the Western Isles Hotel turn right and drive the 22 mile to Tobermory.

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Torosay Castle is now privately owned and sadly only the gardens are open to the public on the first Sunday in the month. 
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Torosay Castle
  A very pleasant mile and half walk from the gatehouse at Craignure through “Fennella’s Woods on the Torosay Estate.

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Drive 1.3 miles south on A849 and turn left into the Torosay Estate. Since Torrosay was sold a few years ago onlt the gardens are open to the public on the first Sunday of the Month.
In 2002 the BBC launched a childrens TV programe called Balamory. It ran for 254 episodes and was based in Tobermory. For three year the town was awash with children but in 2015 the programe was cancelled. Many shops took the name Balamory like the Balamory Post Office. A narrow gauge railway USED to run from Craignure to Toroasy Castle or as we like to Acknachroish known to UK parents of young children as the Ballamory Express. Sadly it runs no more.
CASTLE OF SORNE
Duart Castle is nearly 2 miles from the main A849. Going south take the first turning left and follow the signposts. There is a lot to see at Duart so allow plenty of time. No photography allowed inside the castle. www.duartcastle.com
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Moy Castle
Passing Duart on your left on the main A849 there will be a sign to the left after 4.5 miles for Lochbuie. Drive a further 8 mile slowly and carfully over very twisty bumpy roads past stunning scenery. At the shore line there will be a tall pyrimid like Cairn.
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Turn left and drive a few hundred yards pasted the front of a chapel and there will be a sign on you right "park cars here on grass". Stop and park here as it private land after here and no parking any further on. Walk over a little stone bridge and right through a five bar gate (Please shut the gate after you). You will soon see the majestic sight of Moy castle.
The iconic phonebox has seen better days. The door is lost and the phone does not work.

British Telecom have been trying to remove it for years as it cost more to maintain it than it bring in revinue. So when it braks it take Robert Beverage to threaten then as it has a preservation order on it.

The Phone number is +44 (0) 1681-704203 - why not give it a ring and see if anyone answers. If they do it will give them a welcome breather from walking up that hill.
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From Lochbuie is it a rigorous 5 mile coastal walk or a 25 mile drive to Carsaig pier which will take you past the famous telephone box.
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Carsaig House (Erraig House) is private and not open to the public. The present owners have no interest in IKWIG.
Tenuous link this one as it is not in IKWIG but Wendy Hiller stayed at the Argyll Arms in Bunessan (pronounced quickly as BUNN-IS-AN) while filming at Carsaig. Michael Powell being heavily involved with Pamela Brown staying at Carsaig House (Erraig) at the time. We stayed here for a few days in summer 2009. Very pleasant and friendly staff.
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Argyle Arms - Bunnessan Argyle Arms - web site

Don’t try and do all the above in one or two days - have some fun and spread it out over a week or two.

Updated 30th April 2018