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The Isle of Arran, or Scotland in Miniature as it is often known, is a magical place that draws people back year after year. It is famous for its beauty and variety of scenery, from the stunning coastline to the mountains in the north and has a mild climate due to its location in the Gulf Stream. Arran is a walkers paradise and a golfers dream!

Arran has many historical places all over the island - the King’s Cave at Blackwaterfoot, the Standing Stones at Machrie, the Giant’s Grave at Whiting Bay, the Chambered Tomb at Torlin, Kilmory, Brodick Castle, Lochranza Castle, Kildonan Castle, to name but a few, all worth a visit.

The Isle of Arran Heritage Museum, at Rosaburn in Brodick, has memorabilia and machinery of bygone days.

There are numerous walks ranging from easy to difficult, 5 minutes to 5 hours.
Climb Goatfell (874 metres) to take in the spectacular views,
follow the newly-finished King's Cave Loop in Machrie
or stroll on Blackwaterfoot beach and watch the sun setting over Kintyre.

The Arran Coastal Way stretches approximately 100km, encircling the Island.
Many ancient and some newly-created paths follow the shore
and cater for all abilities, some suitable for wheelchairs.


Arran is a haven for wildlife. Some animals/birds to look out for:-

Red Deer, Grey Seal
Basking Shark, Raven
Dolphin, Barn Owl
Otter, Oystercatcher
Porpoise, Shelduck
Hen Harrier, Red Squirrel
Golden Eagle, Ringed Plover
Hare, Pheasant
Badger, Buzzard
Adder, Peregrine

Wildflowers are found wherever you look - along roadsides, on hillsides and skirting beaches.
Red Campion, Thrift, Cottongrass, Meadowsweet,
Grass of Parnassus, Thistle, Iris, Ragged Robin,
to name but a few.



Play golf on all 7 courses
Horse riding/pony trekking

Cycling/Off road biking

Climb Goatfell/The Witch’s Step
Walk the Coastal Way

Paragliding, Sailing
Swimming, Water Sports

Gorge walk, power boat with Arran Adventure

Sample a “Taste of Arran” at many eateries
Arran Distillery, Arran Brewery, Arran Aromatics, Arran Provisions
Auchrannie Spa Resort, Torrylin Creamery
Brodick Castle, Arran Heritage Museum
Live music festivals and local events
Art Galleries and Craft Shops



Glenashdale Falls, Whiting Bay
Eas Mor Falls, Kildonan
Loch Garbad, Kildonan
Black Cave, Bennan Head
Drumadoon Point, Blackwaterfoot
Holy Isle, Lamlash
Goatfell, Brodick
Fallen Rocks, Sannox
“12 Apostles”, Catacol
Corrie Lochan, Thunderguy
Glen Rosa, Brodick

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