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< Isle of Arran

The Isle of Arran is often described as 'Scotland in Miniature', offering the scenary of the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands on one Island.

Golf Lawn Bowls Sailing Aisla Craig

Contents

The North

The South

Lamlash

Lamlash is the main settlement on Arran. It has a bowling green, beach, medical centre and the school.

Brodick

Main supermarket bowling green Leisure centre offering swimming pool Good beach Majority of hotels and guest houses Cinema Library Petrol Station

Pirnmill

Best Beach on the Island. The original Mill manufactured pirns (bobbins) for the cotton industry. It exported worldwide. The mill has been converted to apartments and the adjoining Cottage has been rebuilt and caters for Bed amd Breakfast tourists.

Pirnmill has a cafe (The Lighthouse) and a Post Office/General store. Note - there is no actual lighthouse at Pirnmill.

Goat Fell

Recommend tackling in the morning can be achieved in half a day two approaches.

Fantastic view from on top, worth trying to go on a clear day Its all walkable, no climbing involved

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Corrie

Waterfalls steeper

Other

more wooded more travelled

Blackwaterfoot

Bus 'station' Pub/Hotel Garage

Kildonan

Great rock formations can see lighthouse

Clauchlands Point

Strange concrete structures Good view of Holy Isle and Mainland Nuclear Submarines

Whiting Bay

Large Beach Football Pitch Youth hostel?

Holy Isle

Soul inhabitants are buddhist monks, during summer tourist season boat takes visitors Maryvision to previous owner persuaded him to sell it to the monks Walk up the backbone of the island Buddhist Monastery Caves Buddhist Art

The Ross

Lamlash to Lagg Not recommended to take this route in the winter, good to take cars possible to bike sparsely populated No public transport Fantastic Scenerary

Corrie

see corrie route for goat fell

Brodick Castle

Lochranza

Ruined castle Arran Distillery Rock men of Arran Small convenience store Youth Hostel Bus route


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