Welcome to the Isle of Arran
The Isle of Arran, Scotland is one of the most southerly Scottish island and sits in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre. Arran is 19 miles long by 10 miles wide but has a remarkable diversity of landscapes and seascapes.
The pretty villages on Arran’s beautiful coastline are complemented by a rugged and mountainous interior in the north and green rolling hills and woodland in the south.
Whether you’re looking to get away from it all, have an action-packed break, visit friends & family or just uncover the hidden delights, there is something here for everyone; Arran really does have something for everyone.
Arran highest mountain is Goatfell which is 2,866ft high (874m) and rises majestically above the harbour of Brodick. You immediately get a sense of the island beauty and tranquility. Where the past and present met in an unforgettable way. Travelling through this wonderful island you will see that the scenery changes constantly you will experience the majesty of highland glens, the rugged mountains, sweeping sandy bays and picturesque coastal villages. Arran is a compact island at only 57 miles round the the coastal road which is the main road around the island, there are also 2 roads to cut accross the island the Ross Road and the String all with different breathtaking views and various wild animals to watch, from seals, wild red deer and red squirals to magnificant birds of prey. It has sights to take in from ths amazing Stone Age Standing Stones at Machrie Moor, Brodick Castle, Lochranza Castle, Kings Cave where famously Robert the Bruce famously took inspiration from a nearby spider before claiming vistory at the battle of Bannockburn.
Lamlash Bay Marine Conservation Area is the first of Scotlands No Take Zones. The area was set up in 2008 in response to a long campaign by the community of Arran to protect precious underwater beds of maerl, a type of coral like seaweed and an important habitat for wild life including scallops, young cod and haddock fry.It is hoped that in time the maerl will regenerate and marine life flourish. Enjoy Scotland first No Take Zone by canoe, diving, rib cruises or taking the ferry to the Holy Isle.