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Around Arran

The Isle of Arran is Scotland’s most accessible island. Known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’ you’ll find the most stunning landscape from majestic mountains to rolling lowlands and moorlands, 56 miles of coastline, beautiful beaches, rugged cliffs and fascinating caves. Not to mention nature in abundance and breath-taking sunsets.

Our gallery is the tip of the iceberg of what to see and do here. We are always happy to recommend an ideal day out for your group where it be hiking up mountains, a family amble, sandy beaches, shops, cafes and restaurants perfect for your group!

Alpaca Trek with us here at Balmichael Glamping for an unforgettable experience!

Welcome to the Isle of Arran; our magnificent island welcomes you!
Goatfell greets your arrival in Brodick
Brodick Bay where the main ferry port is
Glen Rosa is a famous, majestic glen that is perfect for all walkers
Moody skies in Glen Rosa's ever-changing landscape
The Blue Pool at Glen Rosa
Lochranza castle, where the ferry from Claonaig arrives
A walk up to Coire Fionn Lochan has clear view over Kintyre to the paps of Jura
Take an amble up Glen Iorsa on the western coast at Dougarie to find a serene loch
The Kings Caves can be reached via a forestry or beach trail, a favourite site to explore where legend tells of King Robert the Bruce and the spider.
Walk along Blackwaterfoot Beach to The Doon
Views over to Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde
Take a trip to the Southend of the island to discover beaches and trails
The Holy Isle dominates the landscape at Lamlash - get a ferry over and peacefully explore this island of retreat

Until we can safely open communal areas, we have leaflets and information on display in our little barn windows (opposite The Ben). Alternatively pop to the 'Visit Arran' hub on the ferry to find out lots about what our island has to offer. The Coig app is a fantastic tool as Arran is one of five Ayrshire & Clyde islands routes for driving, walking and cycling. The Banner, our very informative local paper, is a very useful buy to keep you updated on what is happening.

Foodies and shoppers will also love the range of artisan products Arran has to offer. Around the island there is something for everyone.

Located in the Shiskine Valley, 3 miles from Blackwaterfoot, there are plenty of local options if you plan on staying nearby.

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You will find you are spoilt for activities on Arran, so much so it is hard to fit everything into one trip. Whether you want advice on family walks, play areas, boutique shopping, dining experiences, beaches or something more specific please just ask and we will give any help we can!