Amazing Tours and Things to Do in Arran

From towering hills, and stunning fairways, to fabulous forest trails and many local foodie havens, there are hundreds of incredible things to do in Arran that the keen hillwalkers, enthuastic golfers, passionate mountain bikers, foodie lovers, and everyone in-between will love.

From paragliding, spa retreats, and boat tours, to marine wildlife centres, safari trips, and mountain biking adventures, there is plenty to get involved in. There are many points of interest across Arran where history and archaeology buffs can explore the island's prehistoric stone circles and stunning castles, which are all packed full of treasures. The island is also perfect for a day trip to Arran.

  1. Brodick Castle & Country Gardens Brodick

    Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

    © National Trust for Scotland

    Head to Brodick Castle and Gardens on the east coast of the island, and keep your eyes peeled for fluffy red squirrels bouncing from tree to tree in the woodlands around you. The castle is home to formal gardens, woodlands, waterfalls, and an adventure playground, all whilst offering spectacular views over Brodick Bay and across to the Ayrshire coast.

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    • Huisdiervriendelijk
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    • Ringleiding
    • Café of Restaurant
  2. Goat Fell Near Brodick

    The View To Goat Fell From The Jetty At Brodick, On The Isle Of Arran, Ayrshire.

    © VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins

    The highest point on the Isle of Arran at 2,866 ft (874 m), Goat Fell is an incredibly dominant part of the island's skyline, featuring jagged summits and ridges. This rugged landscape is the perfect getaway for walking enthusiasts. Come along and venture on the challenging climb to the top where you can soak up the spectacular panoramic views for miles around you.

  3. Isle of Arran Distillery Lochranza

    Lochranza Distillery

    Open all year round for guided tours and whisky tastings, the Isle of Arran Distillery is a must-visit! At the north of the island, it's the only working distillery on Arran and has been here since the 1800s, so you can expect high-quality drams and a wealth of interesting history to uncover along the way.

  4. Isle of Arran 3-Day Adventure Tour Edinburgh - Isle of Arran

    Brodick Bay

    © Barry Dawson / Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Group

    Nicknamed 'Scotland in miniature', the Isle of Arran is packed full of adventures and exciting opportunities to get involved in. Join in with this exciting 3-day adventure tour where you can explore the fascinating places of Culzean Castle, Robert Burns Country, Kintyre Peninsula, Loch Lomond and more.

  5. Isle of Arran Brewery and Lagg Distillery Brodick

    Arran Brewery

    Brodick on the east coast is home to the Isle of Arran Brewery where you can join in with tours, tastings and delve into the captivating history of this modern microbrewery. Venture on a tour where you can take in the sights and smells of this traditional beer-making process through the viewing gallery and observation windows, then afterwards stop off at the gift shop where you can purchase a wide range of gifts as well as some of the ales from the brewery.

    Lagg Distillery is located on the very southern tip of the island, by Kilmory, and is the newest addition to Arran's brewing scene. This distillery produces a heavily peated spirit, and offers intriguing distillery tours and tastings, as well as a choice of two dining options, a distillery shop and much more to enjoy.

  6. Machrie Moor Stone Circles Near Blackwaterfoot

    Machrie Moor Standing Stones

    © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

    The Machrie Moor Stone Circles on the west side of Arran are an impressive collection of no less than six stones that boast a strong Neolithic and ancient atmosphere. The moor itself is a rich archaeological landscape that features stone circles, standing stones, burial cairns and cists, which all date back to 3500 BC.

  7. Lochranza Golf Course Lochranza

    Lochranza Golf Course

    Located on the north coast of the island, Lochranza Golf Course is known for being one of the most beautiful locations in Scotland to play a round or two. Choose from 9 holes, all day pass, 3-day pass, weekly pass and seasonal pass. The course is also perfect for the whole family to enjoy, and dogs are welcome too, so long as they are well-behaved.

  8. Arran Coastal Way - Self-Guided Walking Tour Isle of Arran

    Glen Rosa op Arran

    © Barry Dawson / Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Group

    Calling all walkers! Experience the enchanting scenery of the island by heading off on a self-guided walk along the Arran Coastal Way - one of the world's best long-distance walking trails. Book a self-guided package - including carefully-selected accommodation, baggage transfers, guidebooks and maps, and comprehensive information pack - so you can make the most of your trip to the Isle of Arran.

  9. Brodick Golf Course Brodick

    Brodick Golf Club

    Boasting a lovely coastal location, Brodick Golf Course is within easy walking distance of the ferry and a fairly short course, but is still challenging and features some great par 3s. Afterwards, you can stop off at the Clubhouse for a drink and some snacks whilst enjoying the pretty views across the fairway with Goat Fell in the distance.

    • Parkeerplaats
    • Met Het OV Bereikbaar
    • Invalidenparkeerplaats
    • Rolstoeltoegang
  10. Arran Outdoor Centre Lamlash

    The Arran Outdoor Centre

    Explore the great outdoors and all Arran has to offer with Arran Outdoor Centre, located at Lamlash on the east coast of the island. Enjoy a variety of activities, such as sailing, hillwalking, abseiling, climbing, mountain biking and gorge walking. You can also book bed & breakfast or dinner, bed & breakfast to accompany your exciting outdoor adventures.

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    • Met Het OV Bereikbaar
    • Invalidenparkeerplaats
    • Rolstoeltoegang
    • Gehandicaptentoilet
    • Café of Restaurant
  11. Holy Isle Lamlash Bay

    A couple walking on the beach at Croy Shore, Culzean Bay, with Holy Isle and the Isle of Arran in the distance, South Ayrshire.

    © VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins, all rights reserved.

    Just off the Isle of Arran, Holy Isle features an ancient spiritual heritage which dates all the way back to the sixth century! Visit the sacred site, which is dedicated to peace and wellbeing, as well as there being a Centre for World Peace and Health located at the north of the island which offers an ongoing course and retreat programme. Stay overnight at the guest house and take in the unspoilt beauty that will surround you across all points of the island.

  12. Taste of Arran Brodick

    Taste of Arran

    Artisan cheeses, oatcakes, ice cream and condiments are just some of the delicious Scottish produces you can find on the Isle of Arran. Head to Brodick where Taste of Arran brings together 11 food and drink producers from across the island to bring you a wealth of delectable, high-quality produce to try.

  13. King's Cave Near Machrie

    The King's Cave, Isle of Arran

    If you are looking for a superb coastal walk to stretch your legs, then look no further. The King's Cave features a series of caves nestled in the sandstone cliffs on the west coast just south of Machrie. It's the perfect spot for admiring the islands' dramatic coastline whilst exploring the nearby beach at Blackwaterfoot along the Arran Coastal Way.

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