Brodick is the main village on the Isle of Arran, the largest island in the Firth of Clyde.
For many people arriving by ferry to Arran, Brodick will be the first place that they land. Dominated by the towering peak of Goatfell, it’s one of the largest and busiest settlements on Arran and is the main commercial centre and ferry port.
A range of eateries and shops can be found on the village’s main road. Pontoons are available for sailing boats. Pleasant Brodick is also home to an 18-hole golf course and as well as a sandy beach and a putting green. Other activities in and around Brodick include angling, horse riding, cycling, golfing, walking and climbing.
History & heritage
Brodick Castle houses a glorious collection of furniture, with some pieces dating as far back as the 17th century, and was once the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton. 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. Sometimes, you can catch sight of rare red squirrels!
You can find out more about the history of the island by visiting the Isle of Arran Heritage Museum, covering everything from geology and archaeology to island farming traditions.
Places to stay
Brodick also makes a convenient base from which to explore and enjoy the island. Pick from a choice of accommodation, including boutique hotels, cosy B&Bs, well-appointed holiday cottages, a cheerful bunkhouse and more.