Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran

Isle of Arran

The Isle of Arran is a place where you can find a little bit of everything you'd ever want from a Scottish island. It has an ever-changing coastline, dramatic mountain peaks, sheltered beaches, verdant forests, great cultural festivals and a wealth of tasty local produce.  

Map of Arran

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How to travel to and around Arran

Getting to Arran


Two car ferry services, operated by Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac), serve the island.

  • The Ardrossan to Brodick service is the more popular of the two routes, connecting the island with the region of Ayrshire on the mainland. Ardrossan is only a 45 minute journey from Glasgow, and is accessible by car or public transport.
  • Lochranza in the north of the island is served by a ferry from Claonaig, a small port on the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll.

The cost of the Ardrossan to Brodick ferry service is very reasonable, but booking in advance and staying up to date with sailings is advised. 

Book your trip on the CalMac website


Getting around Arran


Arran offers 9 road routes for exploring the island by bike, as well as having cycle hire available across the island. 

Plan your cycling trip on the VisitArran website

Bus and coach



A tip from your local expert

Auchrannie House Hotel

Open all year, Auchrannie Resort is a treat for residents and non-residents alike, and you will get a warm welcome. You can enjoy their superb restaurants and extensive leisure facilities, including swimming pools and playbarn.


Assistant iCentre Manager, Brodick

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