How to find Blarcreen House bed and breakfast
From Edinburgh to Blarcreen is approximately 150 miles and will take you 2 ½ to 3 hours, depending on road traffic conditions.
From Edinburgh, follow the M9 to Stirling. From Stirling, follow the A84, through Callander and Lochearnhead. After Lochearnhead take the A85 sigriposted for Crianlarich/Oban. Follow signs to Oban. Follow directions For Blarcreen House
From Glasgow to Blarcreen is approximately 100 miles and will take you approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours, depending on road traffic conditions.
From England; take M6 all the way to Scotland. M6 becomes M74 signposted GLASGOW.
On approaching Glasgow follow signs for M8 and CITY CENTRE.
DO NOT FOLLOW FOR CITY CENTRE EAST
Stay on M8 - If travelling from Glasgow Airport, join in here.
After Glasgow, at JUNCTION 30 follow signs for ERSKINE BRIDGE (M898).
Over bridge, follow sign: CRIANLARICH, LOCH LOMOND, NORTH. Road A82.
At Tarbet, choice of continuing on
i) A82 Crianlarich (take A82 to Tyndrum then A85 signposted OBAN) OR
ii) A83 Inveraray. (take A85 signposted OBAN)
Both Crianlarich and Inveraray routes join at A85. Continue on A85 to Connel.
For Blarcreen from Connel Go through Connel until you see Connel Bridge (a metal suspension bridge over the mouth of Loch Etive on your right hand side).
Go under bridge turn sharply to your left and immediately take second left signposted FORT WILLIAM.
For Blarcreen from Oban Take ASS North from Oban following signs for FORT WILLIAM. Before reaching Connel, take right hand turn at major intersection to FORT WILLIAM. Go over bridge and follow next 2 routes to Blarcreen.
Two local routes to Blarcreen:
Drive over Connel Bridge, (choice of 2 routes; route ii has less traffic on single-track road)
i) turn IMMEDIATE RIGHT signposted BONAWE. Travel for 6 miles to Blarcreen following signs for Bonawe en-route. This road becomes a SINGLE-TRACK ROAD - (rule: person closest to a passing place must yield to oncoming traffic). Landmarks to watch for:
Ardchattan church with blue door on your left; Ardchattan Priory on your left;
Intersection with Barcaldine Road on your left. Carry straight on-- follow signs for Bonawe.
ii) alternatively carry STRAIGHT ON to Barcaldine; turn right at B845 signposted BONAWE. This takes you over Glen Salach, (a single-track road with passing places) with beautiful views of Loch Etive as you start to descend. Drive 5 miles along B845 from Barcaldine to fork at end of road. Turn LEFT.
Follow close, winding road for ¼ mile. This opens up to reveal green fields and the Loch with Blarcreen on your right. Take right-hand fork. Please proceed through gate. Private parking ahead and to your right.