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Rothesay is the main town on the Isle of Bute, in the Firth of Clyde. Rothesay can easily be accessed from Gourock on the Scottish mainland as well as the village of Wemyss Bay which lies on the border of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Below, you can see ferry timetables for all routes to and from Rothesay and a selection of the best prices our customers have found recently.
Ferries to and from Rothesay
Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) Ferries operates small, environmentally friendly hybrid vessels for sailings from Rothesay. Facilities on board are limited as the journey time is short.
Rothesay port facilities
Rothesay is the principal town on the Isle of Bute, and because the town is built around the port all amenities are just a short 2 minute walk from the slipway. In the town you will find a selection of shops and banks.
Getting to Rothesay Port
The Isle of Bute is small and easy to navigate. The A844 leads to Rothesay.
There is a bus stop right next to the port, and Rothesay can be accessed by bus from all corners of the island.
For many people, Rothesay is most easily accessed by ferry. The service from Gourock, combined with good rail connections allows Rothesay to be easily reached from Glasgow. Wemyss Bay is another depature point for travellers who want a shorter crossing time. Ferries from Gourock and Wemyss Bay to Rothesay can be booked with AFerry.
As the largest town in beautiful Bute, Rothesay has many attractions including the ruins of Rothesay Castle which was attacked in 1685. Rothesay has a rich heritage which is apparent as soon as you step of the boat, where you will see the Victorian frontage.
Book your ferry to Rothesay from Gourock and Wemyss Bay simply and securely with AFerry.
Ferry Terminal, Rothesay, Isle of Bute , PA20 9AQ , Scotland