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 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-
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-
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
Hen Harrier, Red Squirrel
Golden Eagle, Ringed Plover
Wildflowers are found wherever you look -
Red Campion, Thrift, Cottongrass, Meadowsweet,
Grass of Parnassus, Thistle, Iris, Ragged Robin,
to name but a few.
THINGS TO DO
Play golf on all 7 courses
Horse riding/pony trekking
Cycling/Off road biking
Climb Goatfell/The Witch’s Step
Walk the Coastal Way
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
PLACES TO SEE
Glenashdale Falls, Whiting Bay
Eas Mor Falls, Kildonan
Loch Garbad, Kildonan
Black Cave, Bennan Head
Drumadoon Point, Blackwaterfoot
Holy Isle, Lamlash
Fallen Rocks, Sannox
“12 Apostles”, Catacol
Corrie Lochan, Thunderguy
Glen Rosa, Brodick