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About Arran

The Isle of Arran, or Scotland in Miniature as it has come to be known, is a magical place that draws people back year after year. It is famous for its beauty and variety of scenery, from the stunning coastline to the mountains in the north. The warm waters of the Gulf Stream bring the benefit of a year-round mild climate. Arran is a walkers paradise and a golfers dream!

There are historical sites all around the island - the King’s Cave at Blackwaterfoot, the Standing Stones at Machrie, the Giant’s Grave at Whiting Bay, the Chambered Tomb at Torlin, Kilmory, Brodick Castle, Lochranza Castle, Kildonan Castle. All worth a visit.

The Isle of Arran Heritage Museum, at Rosaburn in Brodick, houses exhibits and documents covering hundreds of years of the island's history.

There are numerous walks ranging from easy to difficult, 5 minutes to 5 hours.

Climb Goatfell (874 metres) to take in the spectacular views, follow the newly-finished King's Cave Loop in Machrie, walk up to Glenashdale Falls in Whiting Bay or stroll on Blackwaterfoot beach and watch the sun setting over Kintyre.

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