Only a short ferry journey from Ardrossan separates you from experiencing life on the Isle of Arran. Due to a government-backed scheme, the price of travelling by ferry to Arran was reduced from October 2014 onwards.
An island bursting with natural beauty, you also have the chance of spotting golden eagles, deer, red squirrels, basking sharks, porpoises and otters.
Known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’, Arran offers walkers a feast of rugged mountains and sublime beaches. If you prefer to take things at a more relaxed pace, stroll through the Glenashdale Forest and be rewarded by the sight of the sparkling Glenashdale Falls.
For the more active, Arran has earned a reputation as something of a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. From paragliding to golf, walking to cycling, there is plenty here to keep you entertained. Discover a distillery, brewery, museums, high quality crafts and locally produced food that's fast gaining an international reputation.
Arran's history dates so far back that it becomes tangled up in Celtic myths and legends of Scotland's past: from the strange standing stones on Machrie Moor to the chequered history of Brodick Castle to the very cave where Robert the Bruce was supposed to have encountered the spider.
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