You can reach Islay from the mainland either by ferry or by air from Glasgow airport:
Caledonian MacBrayne operates a ferry service between Kennacraig and Port Ellen or Port Askaig on the island. The timetables for this and all other services are available online. Also provided is a rather nice route map showing where the ferry docks and the roads on Islay. It is strongly recommended that you book your ferry in advance via www.calmac.co.uk
Flybe operates regular flights from Glasgow airport to Glenegedale, Islay’s airport, just over five miles from Bowmore. Flight time is around 30 minutes. Timetables for these and other flights, and online bookings are available via www.flybe.com.
Scottish Citylink operates a bus service from Buchanan Street in Glasgow to Kennacraig, leaving Glasgow at 9.00am and 1.30pm and arriving in time for the ferry crossing at 1.00pm and 6.00pm respectively. Enquiries via www.citylink.co.uk.
For further travel information please visit the Islay Info travel section
When you arrive on the island, follow the signs to Bridgend and take the turn signposted to Portnahaven. Follow the road for approximately 8 miles (13km) until you reach Bruichladdich. Loch Gorm House can be found on the right-hand side of the road.