The Isle of Arran - or simply Arran - is an island off the west coast of Scotland. It is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and the seventh largest Scottish island. The island is easily accessible, with regular ferries from Ardrossan just south west of Glasgow...
A place where you can find a little bit of everything – Arran offers visitors a stunning coastline, with many coastal walking paths, beaches, forests and mountain peaks - Goatfell is a Corbett and the islands highest peak at 874 m.
Arran is also a food lovers paradise - taste your way around the island as you try creamy cheeses, refreshing beers, traditional oatcakes, tempting chocolates, delicious ice cream and of course, whisky.
Brodick Castle is the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton and offers delightful gardens, woodlands, waterfalls, a castle packed with treasures along with stunning views over Brodick Bay - this a must-visit on Arran. There's a rich variety of walks and bike trails in the forests around Brodick Castle too so plenty to do to while away a day on Arran.
A short break on Arran is perfect all year round, and is a great location to escape the busy life. Don't forget to pack your binoculars - red squirrels, deer, golden eagles, otters, seals, basking sharks and more can often be seen across the island and on the coastline.