Outdoors

The Isle of Arran is about 20 miles long and 10 miles wide and sits in the Firth of Cylde. The 10 mile ferry crossing from Ardrossan takes 50 minutes - so we are less than 2 hours from Glasgow. For such a small island Arran contains a wide variety of sceneries and landscapes. To the North is the mountainous Goat Fell range - they may look benign from Brodick, but they are anything but. If you don't fancy the high level walks there are beautiful valley walks like Glen Rosa or more wooded walks in the South of the island like the Glenashdale Falls.

There are wonderful beaches all around the island - Blackwaterfoot in the West, Torrylinn in the South and Lochranza in the North.

Cycling is popular all around the island. Mountain bikers can make use of the forest tracks that criss-cross the island whilst road cyclists can enjoy the 60 mile circular route around the island's coast road.

Golf is another popular sport on the island. There are seven golf courses all around the island.

Sailing and kayaking are also popular with locals and visitors. Arran Adventure Company can arrange all sorts of events from gorge walking, kayaking and archery.

Heritage

Arran has a long history that can be seen right across the island from the standing stones of Machrie Moor to the Giants' Graves in Whiting Bay.

You can also visit the historic property of Brodick Castle which is now looked after by Scottish National Trust. There are also Lochranza Castle and monuments remembering the clearances of the 1800s in Lamlash.

Other Stuff

Arran has loads of cafes and restaurants all around the Island. Whatever your preferences you will be able to find somewhere to deliver great food.

In Lochranza you will find the Arran Distillery, whilst in Brodick you will find the Arran Brewery. We also have Arran Aromatics in Brodick providing distinctive toiletries and scented candles.

The island is also home to a wide number of artisan craft studios producing a wide variety of goods.

We are also fortunate to have regular visits from the Waverley paddle steamer (the last ocean going paddle steamer) throughout the summer season.

For more details about what the island has to offer please see Visit Arran

Gallery

Ailsa Craig

Walk To Torrylinn Beach

Woodlands At Glenashdale