Lochranza Youth Hostel (SYHA)

Hostel

Youth Hostel, Lochranza, Isle Of Arran, KA27 8HL

    A chance to experience island life in the north of Arran, situated on the banks of Loch Ranza, opposite a 13th-century ruined castle in beautiful countryside.

    Situated in the north of the Isle of Arran in a beautiful lochside village is Lochranza Youth Hostel. Almost surrounded by hills and complete with a thirteenth-century ruined castle, the village is a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life for a few days. Relax and enjoy yourself in this comfortable former hotel right on the water's edge. This is a place where you can observe nature, with spectacular wildlife right on the doorstep - red deer are abundant, there are seals on the rocks and eagles soar overhead.

    Lochranza is the ideal base for tackling the many trails and ridges of the Arran mountains including Goat Fell, the island's highest peak. For the less ambitious the Cock of Arran walk, the finest low level trek on the island, starts and finishes at the hostel. Experienced cyclists will enjoy the challenge of the circular 58 mile ride round the island.

    If you prefer not to walk too far, Arran has many other activities to offer including on and off-road biking, pony-trekking, fishing, golfing and watersports.

    Scotland's newest distillery is a few minutes away from the hostel, Brodick Castle has fine gardens and the Standing Stone Circles of Machrie are impressive. Everything you might want to see and do is accessible by a good bus service, which offers a great value day pass.

    Gradings
    4 Hostel
    Awards
    Cyclists Welcome Green Tourism Gold Walkers Welcome
    Opening Times
    2014 Opening Dates
    14 Mar 2014 - 12 Oct 2014

    Open Friday-Saturday from 17 October 2014 to February 2015. RentaHostel also available

    Catering

    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • TV Lounge
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Domestic

    • Drying Facilities
    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Payphones Available

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • German Speaking
    • Italian Speaking

    Location

    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Transport

    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre: From Brodick Tourist Information Centre, take bus number 324 which will stop right outside the youth hostel.

    Getting there by railway: Train connection to Ardrossan harbour - ferry from Ardrossan harbour - Brodick - take bus number 324 to Lochranza which will stop right outside the youth hostel.

    Getting there by aeroplane: Via Glasgow or Prestwick airport - train connection to Ardrossan harbour - ferry from Ardrossan harbour - Brodick - take bus number 324 to Lochranza which will stop right outside the hostel.

    Getting there by ferry: From Ardrossan Harbour - Brodick. By car or bike - turn right from pier and follow directions for Lochranza - 15 miles. Foot passengers take bus number 324 to Lochranza which will stop right outside the hostel.

     

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