Ayrshire & Arran
Ayrshire & Arran sits on the west coast of Scotland, and features the wonders of island life, countryside towns and sandy shores. The region that gave us our National Bard, Robert Burns, features great Burns attractions, ancient castles to wander around, and places to learn about the Vikings who once set foot on these very shores. Discover places to visit, find holiday ideas, explore accommodation options, and more.
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How to Travel to Ayrshire & Arran
Getting to Ayrshire & Arran
You can drive from anywhere in Scotland to Ayrshire. From Glasgow or Edinburgh to Ayrshire the trip takes roughly 1hr and 2hrs, respectively.
You can also travel to Ayrshire by train from across Scotland. From Edinburgh the trip takes roughly 3h30m or just 1h50m from Glasgow.
Once you're in Ayrshire, you can catch the Ardrossan to Brodick ferry across to the Isle of Arran.
Getting around Ayrshire & Arran
If you choose to drive around Arran, there are three main routes you can follow; one circuitous road around the island, The String (B880) across, and the Ross Road (single track).
Arran by bike is incredibly scenic and a great way to experience the island. Bike hire is available in Brodick, with e-bikes available for hire too.
Bus and coach
There are 3 bus routes on the Isle of Arran, the 322, 323, and 324, each covering the north, south and middle areas of the island.
A tip from your local expert
The iCentre team have all really enjoyed our outings with Mogabout tours, a fabulous way to explore and enjoy the spectacular scenery that Arran has to offer. Alex knows the island so well and has many stories and interesting information to share.
Assistant iCentre Manager, Brodick
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