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GIN DISTILLERY AND SHOP HOURS

Welcome to Isle of Cumbrae Distillers and the quaint Scottish island town of Millport!

We invite you to visit our gin distillery and are open during the following hours:

Monday - to Sunday, 12 Noon to 4:00pm 

One hour tours currently run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.

Additional tours on Thursdays in August:

10th Aug 2:30pm, 17th Aug 1:00pm, 24th Aug 2:30pm and 31st Aug 12:30pm and 2:30pm 

Please visit our gin distillery tour page to book your gin tour or contact us at 01475 530173

Gin tastings are available in our shop during shop hours. No booking is required.

OUR ISLAND

Located on the West Coast of Scotland in North Ayrshire, less than one hour by train from Glasgow and two from Edinburgh, Cumbrae is a perfect day trip for local and international visitors alike, with a brief 8-minute ferry ride from the mainland town of Largs. And you don’t even need a car. In fact, cycling is officially Millport’s national sport! Being just over 10 miles around, and relatively flat, Millport is the perfect place to rent a bike and enjoy a wee cycle round the island.

Surrounded by an ever-changing sea and magnificent views of the surrounding islands of Bute and Arran, Millport embodies the typical small Scottish island community, with an historic Victorian town centre dotted with a range of shops and pubs, encircling a charming harbour. In its heyday in the 1950’s and 60’s, Millport was a favourite family holiday destination “doon the watter” and pictures taken during that time show a thriving town, with thousands of summer visitors enjoying a paddle on one of Cumbrae’s many beaches, strolling along the promenade and participating in a wide range of organised activities and attractions.  

Lured by a longing to escape everyday life and experience a quieter existence, today’s holiday-makers can still enjoy a bit of that time stands still feeling in Millport. Locals and visitors repeatedly remark that once on that short 8-minute ferry journey, surrounded by the beauty of islands and the sea, a transformation takes place and all troubles fade away to feelings of calm and tranquility. Perhaps that’s why you’ll often hear reference to our island as Magical Millport!

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO THE ISLAND

Cumbrae can be reached by public transport. There are regular trains from Glasgow Central to the seaside town of Largs.  Travel from Glasgow Central to Largs takes approximately 50 minutes.

For schedule and fare information, please visit https://www.scotrail.co.uk or https://www.thetrainline.com/

The distance from Largs station to the Largs ferry terminal is approximately 300 Metres. Taxis meet each train outside the station.

The ferry journey from Largs to Cumbrae is approximately 8 minutes. Ferries run every 30 minutes on the quarter hour in the winter and every 15 minutes in the summer. For the most up-to-date ferry information, please visit https://www.calmac.co.uk/  

You can travel to Isle of Cumbrae Distillers by bus from the Cumbrae Ferry slip. Buses meet the ferries and transport visitors into Millport. The bus ride takes approximately 10 minutes and costs £3.50 return. For more information about travelling by bus in Millport please visit https://www.millportmotorsltd.com/

The nearest bus stop to the distillery is across from Garrison House.  The bus stop is 150 metres from the distillery. Please ask the bus driver to let you off at the Garrison House bus stop or ask them to drop you off at the stop closest to our distillery.

TRAVEL BY TAXI

 You can arrange a taxi from the Cumbrae Ferry slip to Millport with Cumbrae Cabs by calling 01475 530666. Cumbrae Cabs have a wide range of taxis available from 5-seater taxis to 9-seater minibuses and wheelchair accessible taxis are also available. 

THE WEATHER

Welcome to Scotland, where the weather can change several times a day and sometimes by the hour; be prepared for all types of weather. We recommend layers, and good walking shoes, to enjoy a short walk through town or a longer hike around the island. 

Current weather conditions in Millport

ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMMODATION

Millport boasts a wide range of activities for all ages. From scenic walks and cycles around and over the island, to the must have souvenir photo on our famous Crocodile rock; from kids crazy golf and putting to a stunning 18-hole golf course; from a Scooter Rally, to the one and only Millport Country Music Festival each August, Millport offers something for everyone. Come for a day, a weekend or longer; Millport offers a range of accommodation, from bed and breakfasts to a long list of self-catering establishments. For a comprehensive list of accommodation and activities in Millport please visit​ www.millport.org

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