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Northern area

My last name is Ferguson and It seems the area of my ancestry Kilkerran, Argyll&Bute, and Bannonockburn. I am interested in finding a tour that would cover this area. I have been on a number of sites but they generally have areas that I am not really interested in. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    Hello @skerinks, I'm sorry that you couldn't find a tour to your liking that covers Bannockburn (near Stirling) and Campbeltown (near Kilkerran Castle).

    Have you considered a self-guided tour? Both places are accessible by public transport (if you wish not to drive) and in your situation, I personally would get history notes from the internet, map out locations of interest and either drive to these locations or reach the hub towns (Stirling / Campbeltown) by bus and hire a local tour guide / driver to show me around. You could also create a bespoke tour starting and ending at Glasgow with a guide who could drive you around these locations.

    Bannockburn is reachable by local bus from Stirling and has a big visitor centre. Stirling in turn has excellent rail connections. Campbeltown is a 4 hour scenic bus ride from Glasgow (bus 926 operated by Citylink)
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  • spootsspoots Member ✭✭
    Hiya :)

    If you don't fancy the bus over Rest and Be Thankful, then the other way to reach Campbeltown from Glasgow is to get the train to Ardrossan Harbour and then the CalMac ferry, which takes two hours, directly to Campbeltown.
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