It really doesn’t matter where you are travelling from, regardless of your origin it would be safe to say that your journey to XV will take in some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery!


From the shores of Loch Lomond and the world famous ‘rest and be thankful’ beauty spot, to the coastal waters and rugged landscape of the Cowal Peninsula, we’re sure that regardless of your route, the sight of the magnificent Inveraray Castle will only be one of many highlights on your journey.


Click on the tabs below for different travel options including on-site parking within the castle grounds and the exclusive XV EXPRESS bus service!



  • Glasgow
  • Oban
  • Lochgilphead
  • Ardrishaig
  • Dunoon
  • all direct to the Castle!

We are delighted to have partnered with EventConnect to offer exclusive XV EXPRESS bus services from a number of central locations. The XV EXPRESS will allow you to travel directly to and from the event on the 6th June and take in the scenery at your leisure.


Please see the departure points below:


GLASGOW – Departing Buchanan St Bus Station @ 11am – 1hr 30mins journey time

OBAN – Departing Station Square @ 11.30am – 1hr journey time

LOCHGILPHEAD & ARDRISHAIG – Departing TBC @ 11.30-  45mins journey time

DUNOON – Departing Ferry Terminal @ 12.00 – 1hr journey time


All return shuttles depart Inveraray Castle at 11.30pm

If you are making the journey by car then your in for a real treat! But don’t risk not finding a place to park and having to walk the rest of the way………make sure you refer to the ‘XV parking’ tab for details on how to secure your space within the castle grounds.


Inveraray Castle is situated right in the heart of the town, with the main entrance directly off the main road beside the shore. CLICK HERE to see the location on Google maps.

  • Onsite parking
  • 2-3 walk to the event

Onsite car parking is available for the event and is located adjacent to the castle making the event site only a short 2-3min walk away. Each vehicle requires a parking ticket (£10+bf) and must not exceed 6.5m in length.


Campervans or caravans are not allowed in the car park. Please read all T&C’s before booking.


OPENS: 6PM Friday 5th June  //  CLOSES: 11AM Sunday 7th June

CARPARK ENTRY TIMES: Friday 5th: 6PM – 10PM  / Saturday 6th: 10AM – 8PM

Both CityLink and West Coast Motors provide public bus services that stop at Front Street Inveraray, which is 6mins walk from the XV Castle Campsite & Parking. For bookings and more information please see the respective websites: