Isle of Arran cottages

This is the perfect place to have an island adventure if you love; miles of coastal paths, high open moorland, deep forested areas, rivers, small lochs and vast golden beaches. As the seventh largest Scottish island, separated from the Hebrides by the Kintyre Peninsula and very accessible from the mainland. With its blend of natural beauty, rich history, and outdoor pursuits, it is an ideal destination for nature lovers, history enthusiasts, and adventure seekers. If you are after a memorable and immersive adventure in the heart of Scotland, then search our Isle of Arran cottages. The perfect home away from home experience.

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The Isle of Arran, located off the west coast of Scotland, is often referred to as "Scotland in Miniature" due to its diverse and captivating landscapes. Here are some of the main places to visit on the Isle of Arran:

  1. Brodick Castle: Explore the magnificent Brodick Castle, an impressive stately home set amidst beautiful gardens. Discover its rich history, stroll through the woodland trails, and admire the stunning views of Goatfell, Arran's highest peak.

  2. Goat Fell: Embark on a hiking adventure to the summit of Goat Fell. Standing at 874 metres, the climb offers breathtaking panoramic views of the island and the surrounding sea. It is a must-do for outdoor enthusiasts and provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the island's natural beauty.

  3. Machrie Moor Standing Stones: Visit the mystical Machrie Moor Standing Stones, an ancient stone circle shrouded in history and folklore. Wander through the atmospheric moorland and witness the intriguing arrangement of prehistoric megaliths.

  4. Lochranza Castle: Explore the ruins of Lochranza Castle, a medieval fortress perched on the shores of Lochranza. Take in the scenic views of the loch and surrounding mountains as you learn about the castle's intriguing past.

  5. Arran Distillery: Discover the art of whisky-making at the Arran Distillery. Take a tour to learn about the distillation process, sample some of their fine whiskies, and appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into producing this iconic Scottish spirit.

  6. Arran Coastal Way: Embark on the Arran Coastal Way, a circular walking route that encircles the entire island. This 65-mile trail offers stunning coastal scenery, picturesque villages, and opportunities to spot wildlife along the way.

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