There are two routes to the island.
Wemyss Bay - Rothesay – 35 mins
The principal route to the island is by car & passenger ferry from Wemyss Bay. The crossing takes half an hour with sailings every 45mins at peak times. Wemyss bay can be reached by car or train from Glasgow Central station or Paisley station if you are flying into Glasgow International Airport. There is no need to book. Just turn up with at least 10mins to spare and buy your ticket at the office on the pier.
Colintraive – Rhubodach – around 5 mins
The scenic way (approximately 75 miles by car from Glasgow) takes you along the shores of Loch Lomond and through the Arrochar Alps in the heart of Argyll. This is some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland. Stop at the top of “Rest and Be Thankful” and admire the view. Skirting the top of Loch Fyne, with views across to Inveraray Castle, you head south and arrive at the Colintraive ferry for the 5 minute crossing to Rhubodach on Bute. The crossings are frequent, so if you just miss the boat it’ll be back soon. Rothesay is about 7 miles from here.
For more info about ferry times ect please go direct to ferry service provided at: www.calmac.co.uk
Getting to Roseland from Rothesay .
From Wemyss Bay to Rothesay ferry .
After leaving the pier go straight ahead , * on your right you will pass The Amusement Arcade , The Castle , The Police Station and then Bute Asia (take away shop) , after that you should turn left up Ministers Brea , follow the road all the way to the top passing the golf club on the left , at the top of the road veer to the left , Roseland is on the right . If you pass the public swimming pool on your right and health center/hospital on your left you have went to far .
The Reception is the building on the right when you come in the Lodge park gate nearest the Serpentine, the owners accommodation is at the top of the caravan park .
Travelers coming from the Colintraive to Rhubodach ferry should turn left as the come off the ferry and follow the road all the way into Rothesay , at the Main ferry terminal turn right and then follow the above instructions from there * .
Reception Info :
We are a small family run park and as a rule we are normally either cleaning caravans or park facilities , cutting grass , answering the phone or emails or general management / doges body tasks .
Someone can usually be found at Reception during **operating hours or at the 2 chalets on the left at the top of the hill at the caravan park end of the site marked owners accommodation or around the park as mentioned .
** Varies throughout the year.
Please try and check in before pitching your tent , motor home or caravan.
Please Note : Motor Homes , Camper Vans and Mobile Caravans should not try and come up The Serpentine , it is very steep and twisty and you could damage your vehicle , the best road to access the park is by Ministers Brea , up by Rothesay Golf Course .