"Arran is the seventh largest island in Scotland and the largest island in the Firth of Clyde."
Affectionately known as ‘Scotland in miniature’, this vibrant island is considered by many to possess the great qualities of Scotland in an easily accessible format. Due to the RET scheme (road equivalent tariff) the cost of travelling by ferry has been realigned with the cost of travelling by road. So with substantially reduced fares and a 55 minute crossing there is no better time to visit.
Arran regularly astounds visitors with an incredible variety of scenery. Explore mountains, woodlands, beaches and outlying islands which offer many outdoor activity options and heritage sites.
The Highland-Lowland dividing line goes right through the middle of Arran, dividing the wild, unspoilt, mountainous north, dominated by the peak of Goat Fell, and the forest, farmland and resorts of the south.
The capital of Arran is Brodick, where Brodick Castle, once the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton, houses a glorious collection of furniture, with some pieces dating as far back as the 17th century. The garden, created in 1923 by the Duchess of Montrose, has been lovingly restored and the grounds contain numerous paths offering great views of the island, and the chance of seeing red squirrels. Lochranza also boasts a spectacular ruined castle which sits in a bay framed by mountains.
Arran is the perfect destination for those wanting to walk, golf, and admire the local geology and wildlife. The perfect island escape, Arran offers spectacular scenery and a long list of great things to see and do.