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About the Isle of Arran

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 resulting from its location on the Gulf Stream. Arran is a walkers' paradise and a golfers' dream!

History and Geography

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, our own Kildonan Castle, to name but a few, all worth a visit.

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.

Wildlife

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

Red Deer, Red Squirrel, Hare, Pheasant,
Badger, Otter, Adder, Grey Seal, Basking Shark,
Porpoise, Dolphin

Raven, Barn Owl, Oystercatcher, Shelduck, Hen Harrier,
Golden Eagle, Ringed Plover, Buzzard, Peregrine
 
Wildflowers are found wherever you look - along roadsides, on hillsides and skirting thebeach:
Red Campion, Thrift, Cottongrass, Meadowsweet, Grass of Parnassus,
Thistle, Iris, Ragged Robin, to name but a few.

Activities

  • Play golf on all 7 courses
  • Horse riding/ pony trekking
  • Fishing
  • Cycling/Off road biking
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Climb Goatfell/The Witch’s Step
  • Walk the Coastal Way
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Bowling/Tennis/Putting
  • Swimming
  • Quad Biking
  • Visit Art Galleries and Craft Shops
  • Water Sports
  • Gorge walking
  • Rib rides with Ocean Breeze Tours


Visitor Attractions

  • Try a “Taste of Arran” at the many restaurants
  • Arran Distillery
  • Arran Brewery
  • Arran Aromatics
  • Arran Provisions
  • Auchrannie Spa Resort
  • Balmichael Visitor Centre
  • Torrylin Creamery
  • Adventure playground at Brodick Castle
  • Various festivals, live music and local events


" Must See" Places

  • 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

 

AA 4 star camping

cades Registered Campsite

The Camping and Caravanning Club

Recommended by Cool Camping
Rough Guide to Camping In Britain

British Graded Holiday Parks Scheme ****