About the Isle of Arran
The Isle of Arran is often overlooked by visitors, but it is a place that we recommend highly. It is a great destination if you are short on time and want to experience a bit of everything that Scotland is famous for.
The Island straddles the Highland Boundary Fault line so its scenery ranges from rugged mountains in the north to rolling farmland in the south. If you are seeking a Scottish castle, Arran has both a grand stately home with ornamental gardens, and the ruins of a stronghold that dates back to Robert the Bruce. The island also has an abundance of Neolithic sites including the magnificently atmospheric standing stones at Machrie Moor. But if history isn’t your thing you might prefer to sample the island’s produce which includes whisky, beer, cheese and a whole range of nice smelling things from the Arran Aromatics perfumery.
For the golf enthusiast, the Isle of Arran has a wide choice of courses that provide great views and interesting challenges. We haven’t done the sums, but we reckon Arran has more golf courses per head of population than any other Scottish island.
If you want to learn more about the Isle of Arran have a look at our Travel Blogs:
PLEASE NOTE: That most island B&Bs will expect a minimum 2 night booking.
On the Isle of Arran our accommodation guide recommends:
Young Children are accepted in 3 properties, and pets are accepted by arrangement in 1
In addition to the places that we recommend from personal visits, this guide lists 2 large hotels which have been visited and recommended by members of our family.
We will be re-visiting Arran in April 2023 and hope to have new additions to the guide after that visit,
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