Out & About


The Isle of Arran is often referred to as ‘Scotland in miniature’ due to its geology which divides the island into Highland and Lowland landscapes, from the jagged granite peaks of the north, to the rolling hills and rich farmland in the south.

The island is 20 miles long and 10 miles wide, making its rich diversity of fauna, flora and landscapes so accessible.

Whether your interest is adventure, golf, geology, wildlife, flora or food the Isle of Arran has plenty for you to do, more of the problem will be deciding  what you can bare not to see or do!

Whether you fancy an adrenaline fuelled day climbing Arran’s highest peak, Goatfell, following Arran’s Coastal Way or circumnavigating the island’s coast road by bike, or prefer a quieter day exploring Arran’s beaches, distilleries, cafes and eateries, shops or craft studios, there is something for everyone to do on the Isle of Arran.

Have you ever seen a golden eagle, red deer, otter, red squirrels or seals? all are present on or in the seas and skies around Arran!

Did you know…..the Isle of Arran has 7 golf courses, why not tackle them all?




  • Brodick Castle and Gardens
  • Goatell and Glen Rosa
  • Isle of Arran Heritage Museum
  • Local shops and producers (beer, gin, cheese, coffee)
  • Craft studios and gallery
Corrie Harbour


  • Two harbours
  • Doctor’s bath
  • Ferry Rock
  • Local eateries
  • Craft studios
Glen Sannox


  • Pony Trekking
  • Glen Sannox
  • Golf Course
  • Erratic boulders – elephant and cat
  • Sandy Beach
  • Coastal Way walk to Fallen Rocks and beyond.


  • Lochranza Distillery
  • Lochranza Castle
  • Golf Course
  • Hutton’s Unconformity and Cock of Arran
  • Craft studio


  • Beach, Drumadoon Point, The Doon on to King’s Caves
  • Pony trekking
  • Golf course
  • Harbour
  • Local shops and artisan bakery

Kilmory and Lagg

  • Lagg Distillery
  • Kilmory’s sandy beach
  • Craft studios


  • Beaches
  • Bennan Head, Black Caves
  • Kildonan Castle
  • Eas Mor Forest, waterfalls and library
  • Loch Garbard
Whiting Bay

Whiting Bay

  • Glenashdale Falls & Giants Graves
  • Beach,
  • Coastal Way path to King’s Cross Point and beyond.
  • Shops, cafes & gallery


  • Hamilton’s Rock
  • COAST – Community of Arran Seabed Trust Discovery Centre
  • Coastal Way boardwalk to King’s Cross
  • Shops & cafes




Ailsa Cottage
Isle of Arran
KA27 8SG