WHERE IS MILLPORT?
Millport is on the beautiful Isle of Great Cumbrae, which is in the Firth of Clyde in the West of Scotland
HOW DO I GET TO MILLPORT?
It is only a short 10 minute ferry ride to the island from Largs, which in turn is only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow Airport and less than an hour by train from Glasgow Central.
By Car & Coach – the Motorway network from Glasgow and the M8, takes you to the A737. The A760 then takes you directly to Largs. Many choose to leave their car in Largs, either in the car park on the main promenade next to the ferry port (a postcode for those using sat nav. to this location is KA30 8LZ) or on one of the back roads near the ferry terminal. If you choose to come over on the ferry as a foot passenger, once you have parked in Largs or alighted your coach, simply follow the instructions down below from point (1).
For those who choose to bring their cars or coaches over on the ferry; when you come onto the island turn left, and stay on the coast road (do not take the right turn directing you into Millport 400m from the ferry). The postcode for those using sat nav. is KA28 0LH.
By Rail – with the close proximity of Largs train station to the Millport ferry, and the excellent links to Glasgow Central train station, this is understandably a very popular (and low carbon) way of reaching the island. You may find it cheaper to book tickets to Glasgow, and then buy a separate ticket for the last short leg of the journey from Glasgow Central to Largs.
(1) Once you arrive in Largs train station simply head out the main exit, and once on the high street you will see the slip way, from where the ferry departs, 100 metres to your left.
(2) To the left of the slip way there is a small ferry office where you can buy a return passenger ticket for under £5. Then board the ferry (on the return journey no tickets are collected, so you only need a ticket to get to the island).
(3) 8 minutes after leaving Largs you will arrive on the Cumbrae Slip, where a bus will be waiting. Currently tickets are £2 for a single journey. The bus stops, about 10 minutes later, outside Garrison House, which is the site of the core festival.
By Air – Glasgow Airport has flights to and from many UK and international cities. There is a regular bus service from Glasgow Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street train station (on most days, throughout the day, this runs every 10 minutes), currently this route is served by the no. 66 and takes 14 minutes. This 2 mile journey is also possible by taxi. From Gilmour Street, a regular direct train service to Largs takes approximately 45 minutes. Once you arrive at Largs, simply follow the instructions above from step (1). Alternatively, you can rent a car or even get a taxi to Largs from the airport.
WHERE CAN I STAY IN MILLPORT?
Millport has a large selection of guesthouses, self-catering and caravan sites available throughout the year. Please note however that due to the popularity of this festival these are usually very busy and we suggest booking early. Further information on available accommodation can be found on the Isle of Cumbrae Tourist Information website.
During the festival additional campsites will be operating both in the centre of the town near the festival itself and on the outer limits of the town, but still within walking distance of the festival. Further details of this will be added in due course, please check back soon and keep an eye on our social media channels for more information.