The Isle of Arran the most southerly Scottish island and sits in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre. Arran is 19 miles long by 10 miles wide but has a remarkable diversity of landscapes and seascapes.The pretty villages on Arran's beautiful coastline are complemented by a rugged and mountainous interior in the north and green rolling hills and woodland in the south. From Ardrossan the ferry leaves to Arran which was inhabited by the Vikings for centuries but also has associations with the early Christians and abounds with stone circles, pictish carvings and burial cairns.
Things to do in Arran
Campbeltown Heritage Centre
The Campbeltown Heritage Centre gives visitors a fascinating insight into the life and times of Campbeltown and the people who lived here
Rising through four floors and powered by a six metre water wheel, this is one of the oldest and tallest grain mills surviving in Scotland.
Isle Of Arran Distillery
Arran is the only whisky distillery on the Isle of Allen in Scotland. Arran has a long history in the whisky world. About 50 wineries (mostly secret wineries) were on the island, but they have been closed since then. The establishment of the new brewery refreshed the tradition of Arran. The brandy produced there was called "whisky" in 1998.
Machrie Moor Stone Circles
These six stone circles, suspected to be related to ancient religious practices, are situated near the settle of Machrie on the Isle of Arran, Scotland.
Lochranza Castle is an L-shaped tower house situated on a peninsula in the center of the village of Lochranza in the north of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. Most of the present castle was built in the 16th century.
This historic cave is one of several locations where Robert the Bruce is fabled to have his famous encounter with a spider. In the tale, the 14th Century Scots king sought shelter after another disheartening defeat by the English. Upon seeing a spider attempt to spin his web repeatedly before eventually succeeding, the king felt inspired to fight on – winning independence for Scotland in 1328.