A SAMPLE OF WHAT ARRAN HAS TO OFFER
Arran has seven challenging courses at the wonderful locations of:
Brodick, Corrie, Lochranza, Machrie, Shiskine, Whiting Bay and Lamlash.
Each course may be played independently, however all seven clubs have joined together to create the “Arran Golf Pass”, costing £110, allowing one round on each course.
WALKING AND HILL CLIMBING
Goat Fell and northern hills
Arran Coastal Way -
Brodick – National Trust house and gardens.
Lochranza – 13th Century
Kildonan Castle – 13th Century
PLACES OF INTEREST
Kildonan – views to Pladda and Ailsa Craig
Lamlash – trips to Holy Isle, site of Christian Monastery, cave of St Molaise and Buddhist retreat
Arran Heritage Museum -
GEOLOGY & ANCIENT REMAINS
Machrie Moor – Neolithic standing stones
Blackwaterfoot – King’s Caves, the legend of Robert the Bruce
Geological features throughout the island
Lochranza, Newton Shore – Hutton’s Unconformity
Lochranza to Laggan – fossil of giant centipede
Glenashdale, Whiting Bay – Giant’s Graves, Iron Age fort
Numerous Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Viking remains throughout the island
SANDY BEACHES – ideal for “little ones”
Common seal, minke whale, porpoise, dolphin, basking shark, orca
C.O.A.S.T – project to protect the sea bed in Lamlash -
Otter, red squirrel, red deer, badger, hedgehog
Golden eagle, hen harrier, buzzard, sparrow hawk, peregrine falcon, goshawk, kestrel.
Eider duck, merganser, golden eye, goosander, divers, gannets, cormorant, shag, puffin, mute and whooper swans, oystercatcher, curlew, redshank, heron, pheasant, partridge, grouse. Owls, great/small/coal/willow tit, tree creeper, chaffinch, finches, thrushes, redwing, blackbird, robin, dunnock, starling.
Cairnhouse Stables, Blackwaterfoot -
North Sannox Pony Trekking -
Brodick – Arran Adventure Company (power boating, kayaking, mountain biking, climbing). www.arranadventure.com
Kildonan – Paragliding www.flyingfever.net
Arran Adventure Company, Brodick 01770 302 244
Arran Bike Hire 07825 160 668
Boathouse Cycle Hire, Brodick 01770 302 868
FISHING/ BOAT TRIPS
Waverley Paddle Steamer, trips from Brodick and Lochranza during July and August -
Lamlash, Holy Isle -
Holy Isle Ferry – 01770 600 349
ART GALLERIES & CRAFTS
www.arranartgallery.co.uk – Whiting Bay
There is a wide selection of arts and crafts throughout the island
Cladach, Brodick -
CAFÉ’S, TEAROOMS, BARS, RESTAURANTS
There is an excellent variety of eateries throughout the island to suit all tastes.
Arran Heritage Museum, Brodick