Memorable holidays in Arran, Scotland

What does Arran have to offer for a Scottish holiday?

Holidays in Arran Scotland instantly transport you into a different dimension, known locally as ‘island time’. Arran’s key feature is its accessibility. Less than one hour’s drive from Glasgow will take you to your launch pad, the ferry port of Ardrossan. From here the journey across to Scotland’s most southerly island takes a mere 55 minutes.

Arran itself is a beautiful island, full of contrasts. There are villages where you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of hotels, guest houses, restaurants and welcoming bars. But you’ll be surrounded by outstanding natural landscapes, from the rugged mountains to the island’s north to the rolling hills in the south.

Whether you’re into gorge-walking, panoramic views (from the highest peak, Goatfell), kayaking, archaeology, birdspotting, or simply savouring the local pub grub followed by a night of raucous folk music, you won’t have time to experience any dull moments.

What holiday accommodation is available in Arran?

Whether you’re travelling as a family or on you own, Arran has it all. There are spa resorts, and hotels and guesthouses where you can look forward to fresh salmon on the breakfast menu. Self-catering cottages right on the shoreline give you an authentic taste of island life. Hostels and bunkhouses cater for backpackers.

Late Rooms (www.laterooms.com) offer comparisons for the 11 hotels in the main town, Brodick, with prices starting at £79.

Seescotlanddifferently (www.seescotlanddifferently.co.uk) offer further information about holidays in Arran, Scotland.

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