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Popularly known as Scotland in miniature, Arran is rich in everything that this beautiful country has to offer. Arriving on the island is itself an exciting escape from the mundanity of daily routine, as you leave mainland Ardossan by ferry and disembark on the shores of Brodick Bay. As well as its striking scenery, compelling heritage and thriving local culture, the island is renowned for being a haven to many species of unusual Scottish wildlife – many of which visitors can spot from the ferry – ranging from otters to basking sharks and dolphins, golden eagles and white deer.
For those seeking exhilarating physical challenges, the island’s stunning mountainous scenery is best explored by foot – although do make sure to bring hiking boots in order to navigate the rugged terrain! Arran’s circular coastal road is also very popular with cyclists, while more adventurous visitors can indulge in kayaking and diving at the marine-protected area on the island’s southern coast.
Rest and relaxation are also amply catered for on Arran. Visitors can immerse themselves in the island’s vibrant music, arts and culture scene while enjoying a tipple fresh from the Arran Brewery, or from one of the distilleries at Lochranza , Lagg, or Arran Gin. Sample some locally-sourced culinary excellence in one of the island’s many acclaimed restaurants.
Most people leave Arran inspired by the island’s scenery, heritage, and legends, and refreshed by its diverse, modern energy. You’ll take away a part of this fun-loving little island with Scottish wildness at its heart.