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There is an hourly bus service which passes Baileyfield to Ardentiny in one direction and Dunoon in the other. There are lots of great places to see and visit from Baileyfield. Here are just some.

The Blairmore and The Blairmore More (takeaway)

Only a mile and within walking distance is the Blairmore Bistro and coffee shop which is also licensed. Here freshly prepared breakfast menu and in the afternoon a delicious variety of warm and cold lunches is served. Dogs are welcome. 

The Shore Café

Only 200m from the house a lovely local cafe with home baking and freshly made coffees and teas (including cappuccino). Lunch options available.

The Shore Cafe

The Strone Inn - Restaurant, Bar and Pub

Just 300 metres from Baileyfield is the local pub which serves hot meals at the weekends. Pets welcome


Quadmania is only 3 miles from Baileyfield.  Here you can experience quad biking, archery and clay Pigeon shooting.

Benmore Gardens

Benmore is 120 acres of garden with over 300 species of rhododendron and over one third of the world’s hardy conifer species. The entrance is stunning with an avenue of Giant Redwood Trees. Walks throughout the Garden lead to beautiful spots such as the restored Victorian Fernery, the Formal Garden with its distinctive Puck’s Hut and hillside woodlands leading to a dramatic viewpoint at 450 feet (140m) overlooking the surrounding mountains and Holy Loch.

Puck’s Glen

This iconic path was made by the Victorians and leads up the side of a tumbling stream.  A stunning walk not to be missed.  Start at the bridge and as you climb up the path there are numerous waterfalls and along the banks, mosses and ferns are growing in this temperate rain forest.

Ardentinny Beach and Forest Walks

Picnic beside Ardentinny Beach, one of Cowal's longest sandy beach and explore Ardentinny's network of interesting trails, including one suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. You can walk or cycle all the way to Carrick Castle on Loch Goil.

As part of the Argyll Forest Park, there are some lovely easy walking and cycling trails, some which are also suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

Riverside Swimming Pool and Queen’s Hall Fitness Centre

In Dunoon, about 8 miles by bus or car there is the Riverside Swimming pool with 25 meter and children’s pool. At the Queens Hall there is a modern gym for those who like to keep fit

A drive to the Isle of Bute

The ferry from Colintraive takes you over to the Isle of Bute. The journey only takes 5 minutes across the Bute Narrows.

Mount Stuart

Mount Stuart, situated on the Isle of Bute, is easily accessible via the Colintraive Ferry.  This magnificent house was rebuilt by the Marquis of Bute at the turn of the 20th century and is a unique example of neo-gothic mansion.  There are tours of the house available but booking is advisable. There are many walks around the grounds of the house.

Ettrick Bay

Ettrick Bay on the west coast of Bute is a beautiful sandy beach looking over to Arran.  There is a friendly café with good parking facilities.

A drive to Inveraray

On the way you can stop at Fyne Ales Brewery (brewery tours, café and shop) and next door is Loch Fyne Oysters and the Tree Shop (restaurant, café and delicatessen).

Inveraray Castle and Gardens

The castle has been the seat of the Clan Campbell since early 15th century and was re-built in the 18th century. This was the backdrop for a Christmas edition of the TV Downtown Abbey. Guided tours and walks round the gardens and surrounding area can be enjoyed.

Inveraray Jail - Inveraray

Located in the heart of Inveraray is the jail. Step back in time and face the judge in the courtroom, meet the Warders, get locked up, join the Prisoners, try out the cells and sample the punishments! A Baileyfield discount is avaiable for entry to the jail. Just use the code Baileyfield to get reduced admission.


Wreckspeditions is based at the Holy Loch Marina and can organise trips in their high speed rib.  They specialise in Scuba Diving to see the underwater life and wrecks of the Clyde Estuary.

Loch Goil Cruisers

Self-drive Motor Boat Hire is available at Loch Goil Cruisers.

Portavadie Leisure & Spa and Restaurant- Millhouse, Portavadie

The Leisure Experience has a 16 metre indoor pool, toddlers’ pool with water features, outdoor spa pools, Scandinavian sauna and one of the largest heated outdoor infinity pools in Scotland.

A trip on the Waverly up Loch Long from Blairmore Pier

Walk or drive to Lochgoilhead and Carrick Castle

Beautiful sunsets - Can you see the heron?

Sailing on the Holy Loch.

View from the balcony at Baileyfield - snow on the hills

Eiderducks, mergansers and more on the loch at the bottom of the garden.

Sammy the Seal (and friends) can be seen from Baileyfield too.