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A SAMPLE OF WHAT ARRAN HAS TO OFFER

GOLF COURSES

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” allowing one round on each course.

WALKING AND HILL CLIMBING
Goat Fell and northern hills
Corrie Lochan
Catacol Glen
Lochranza - Laggan - Sannox
Glen Rosa
Glen Sannox
Loch Iorsa
Loch Tanna
Glenashdale Falls
Forestry walks
Arran Coastal Way
www.coastalway.co.uk

CASTLES
Brodick – National Trust house and gardens.
- www.nts.org.uk

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 - www.arranmuseum.co.uk

GEOLOGY & ANCIENT REMAINS
Machrie Moor – Neolithic standing stones
Blackwaterfoot – King’s Caves and legendary 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”
Brodick
Blackwaterfoot
Sannox
Whiting Bay

SEALIFE
Common seal, minke whale, porpoise, dolphin, basking shark, orca
C.O.A.S.T – project to protect the sea bed in Lamlash - www.arrancoast.co.uk

WILDLIFE
Otter, red squirrel, red deer, badger, hedgehog

BIRD WATCHING
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.

PONY TREKKING
Blackwaterfoot – Cairnhouse Riding Centre
- 01770 860466
North Sannox Pony Trekking                           
- 01770 810222

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES
Brodick – Arran Adventure Company (power boating, kayaking, mountain biking, climbing). www.arranadventure.com
Shiskine - Balmichael Centre – 01770 860430 - Quad bikes, tea room, jewellery, craft shops. www.arranquadcentre.co.uk
Kildonan – Paragliding www.flyingfever.net

CYCLE HIRE
Arran Adventure Company, Brodick        01770 302244
Blackwaterfoot Garage                          01770 860277
Boathouse Cycle Hire, Brodick               01770 302868
Whiting Bay Hires                                 01770 700382

FISHING/ BOAT TRIPS
Waverley Paddle Steamer, trips from Brodick and Lochranza during July and August - www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Lamlash, Holy Isle - Buddhist retreat
Holy Isle Ferry – 01770 600349
Corrie – fishing trips

ART GALLERIES & CRAFTS
www.theburnside.com – Brodick
www.arranartgallery.co.uk – Whiting Bay
www.arranart.com - Arran Yester Prints 
www.ardshielgallery.com  – Whiting Bay
There is a wide selection of arts and crafts throughout the island

LOCAL INDUSTRIES
Lochranza - Isle of Arran Distillery, tours and restaurant
- www.arranwhisky.com
Brodick - Arran Cheese  -  www.islandcheese.co.uk
Brodick - Arran Aromatics www.arranaromatics.com
Cladach, Brodick - Arran Brewery, tours. www.arranbrewery.com
Brodick - Arran Chocolate Factory and Shop. www.arranchocolatefactory.co.uk (still in design stage)
Auchencar, Machrie -Sheepskin shop – Old Byre Showroom - www.oldbyre.co.uk

CAFÉ’S, TEAROOMS, BARS, RESTAURANTS
There is an excellent variety of eateries throughout the island to suit all tastes.