The Arran

Driving

Towns and villages to explore on your visit to the beautiful Isle of Arran

This tour is 70 miles long, please allow at least 2 hours 45 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

Travelling around the beautiful island of Arran offers plentiful opportunities to uncover relics of Scotland’s Gaelic and Norse heritage. Many small villages are unexpected treasure troves for Neolithic burial sites which are part of the Clyde Cairns. Meanwhile, in coastal towns such as Lochranza and Kildonan you can combine a stroll on the beach with the exploration of ancient castle ruins. Aspects of Scotland’s rich cultural history present themselves at every turn on Arran, and a tour of the island’s many diverse towns and villages will showcase each one’s distinct character. Visitors can also enjoy Arran’s many modern delights, from golf to fishing and sailing, scenic walk and cycle routes, or dining out on delicious locally-sourced food.

What you'll see

Brodick - Isle of Arran

Towns & Villages

Brodick is the main village on the Isle of Arran, halfway along the east coast of the island.

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Lamlash - Isle of Arran

Towns & Villages

Lamlash is the Isle of Arran’s most populous village.

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Whiting Bay - Isle of Arran

Towns & Villages

Whiting Bay is a popular tourist village located on the southern half of Arran, combining the best of modern and historical Scotland.

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Kildonan - Isle of Arran

Towns & Villages

Kildonan is a small village situated on the southern coast of Arran. Its main attractions include Kildonan Beach and castle ruins.

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Kilmory - Isle of Arran

Towns & Villages

Kilmory is a small village on the south coast of Arran, between Lagg and Kildonan.

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Blackwaterfoot - Isle of Arran

Towns & Villages

Blackwaterfoot is a village on the South West of the Isle of Arran.

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Pirnmill -

Pirnmill is a small village on the north-west coast of the Isle of Arran, Scotland.

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Lochranza - Isle of Arran

Towns & Villages

Lochranza, a village on the Isle of Arran, boasts a dramatic castle, a distillery and plenty of wildlife in the surrounding area.

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Sannox - Isle of Arran

Towns & Villages

Sannox is a village on the east coast of Arran, with a curved beach and a striking mountainous backdrop with views of surrounding hills and glens.

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