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  • 08 September 2019
    John Ruskins grave Coniston village
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  • Arran

    The Isle of Arran


    The isle of Arran is renowned for its scenery, its beautiful lochs hills, streams and glens have earned it the description of Scotland in miniature.

    The finest of this visual feast is in the north of the island, high dramatic granite ridges are dominated by Goat fell, the surrounding Glens of Rosa, and Sannox are popular with walkers there are many fine sandy and rocky bays to stop and admire
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    The unspoilt isle of Arran was traditionally a holiday destination for clydesiders
    The island is easily explored by cycle or car as a good road encircles the island, for hikers there are many good and challenging walks especially in the more mountainous north of the island.

    In the south at Blackwaterfoot are Bronze Age caves and the king’s caves that sheltered Robert the Bruce, Lochranza in the north is where he landed from Ireland, this little village is in a stunning location in a small bay.

    Brodick is the largest town and its castle is a popular attraction this is the seat of the dukes of Hamilton and dates back 800 years. The castle has displays of porcelain and silver as well as beautiful gardens with world-renowned collection of rhododendron displays.

    You can get to Arran by ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick.




    Activities in Arran



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