Isle of Arran
One of Scotland’s largest islands, it has long been a popular holiday destination. With its high hills, castles, gardens, superb historic sites, a distillery and many golf courses it offers a great choice of things to do.
The mountainous northern end is dominated by Goat Fell 873m (2,866ft), this together with its surrounding peaks offer good ridge walking with superb views. Another walking option is the 100k coastal path that encircles the island.
A major attraction is Brodick Castle with its magnificent rhododendron garden. The island also boasts one of top prehistoric sites in Europe – Machrie Moor with it many stone circles.
Regular ferry service from Ardrossan to Brodick and a summer only service from Claonaig on the Mull of Kintyre to Lochranza