Castle Route


A 10km mountain biking circuit passing through sections of hilly forested road, tracks, and trails

This tour is 5.5 miles long, please allow at least 50 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

Although steep in places, this route is suitable for most biking novices and encompasses a diverse selection of Arran’s best attractions, from the Heritage Museum’s wealth of information and authentic experiences about the history of the island; to Brodick Castle - a stunning ancient 16th century estate which is now a popular country park with indoor and outdoor activities for all the family. Ancient and natural wonders are also plentiful along this route, with many opportunities to spot wildlife in the more challenging forested sections. Watch out for basking seals as you travel along the coastal path or take a diversion to climb Goatfell (Arran’s highest point)!

What you'll see

Isle of Arran Heritage Museum - Isle of Arran

Arts & Culture

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The Museum reflects the social history, archaeology and geology of Arran and her people. This wee gem is on the main road, at Rosaburn, just north of Brodick.

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Brodick Castle and Estate - Isle of Arran

History & Heritage

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Gardens, woodland, an adventure play park and a castle packed with treasures make this a must-visit on Arran.

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Goatfell - Brodick

Outdoor Activities

Goatfell stands at 874 metres making it the highest point on Arran.

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