Isle of Arran

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  • West Coast Whisky

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    Enjoy the stunning scenery and a few great whiskies on the way - including Arran, Kintyre and the Isle of Islay.

  • An Island Odyssey


    Nine days exploring the isles of Arran, Islay, Mull & Skye, each with their own distinct charms

Arran Top Tips:

  • Seek out the ancient standing stones at Machrie
  • Enjoy a dram - take a tour & sample The Arran Malt at Lochranza Distillery.
  • Climb Goatfell - enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of the West Coast from Arran's highest mountain.
  • Arran Aromatics - watch the tolietries being made & pick up some bargain smellies at Arran Aromatics' factory & shop at Home Farm.

Things to See & Do on Arran

Often described as Scotland in Miniature, Arran is bissected by the Highland Fault - a geological boundary dividing the rugged and mountainous north from the lusher lowlands of the south. This island offers something for everyone - challenging walks, cycling around the coast (or through the hills if you're brave enough), ancient monuments, wonderful wildlife and an intriguing smattering of traditional industries: Arran Aromatics, the Isle of Arran Brewery and the newly created Arran Distillery are all worthy of a visit. The Arran Heritage Museum in Brodick will give you the local history - or head out to Brodick Castle, an imposing sandstone structure cloaked in dark trees at the foot of brooding Goatfell. Further afield, the village of Lochranza features the picturesque ruins of a 14th century castle and the relatively new Arran Distillery, whilst Kildonan Castle on the south coast offers views as far as the Mull of Kintyre.

Travelling To & Around Arran

There are regular ferry services from Ardrossan & Claonaig.