IKWIG TOUR

Glasgow is a good focal point to find on a map. If driving, the M8 motorway goes right 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 >>>> Train Time table Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry
It is probably a good idea to visit Corryvreckanfirst as its on the way. There are a operators running boats trips out from Crinan 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. Crinan Scotland Cruises | Gemini Cruises and Water Taxi 7 minutes over Corryvreckan - 17Mb file
From Crinan it is roughly an hour 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 for being 30 minutes late for the check-in. We were even lucky to get on the next one. 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 roughly 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.
Torosay Castle is now privately owned and sadly only the gardens are open to the public on first Sunday in the month.  Torosay Castle Torosay website
     
A very pleasant mile and half walk from the gatehouse at Craignure through “Fennella’s Woods on the Torosay Estate.    
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.  
A narrow gauge railway used to run from Craignure known to UK parents of young children as the Ballamory Express. Sadly it runs no more.  
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

Leave Duart and turn left on the main A849 and drive 4.5 miles south. There will be a sign to the left for Lochbuie which is a further 8 mile drive over very twisty bumpy roads past stunning scenery. At the shore line there will be a tall pyrimid like Cairn.  
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 there is noparking 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.
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.
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. Argyle Arms - Bunnessan Argyle Arms - web site
       

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

Updated 24 March 2018