Activities & Sightseeing on Arran
It's 56 miles around the coast of Arran and there is much to see and do whether you
are enthusiastic about outdoor pursuits or whether you are happy with gentle sightseeing.
There's even an open top bus which you can take in the summer months to enjoy the views between Brodick, Lamlash and Whiting Bay.
Arran's scenery varies from rugged mountain peaks to arable pastures and from quiet sandy beaches to fast flowing streams and waterfalls.
- View the wildlife such as golden eagles, red deer, seals and porpoise.
- Play golf on the 7 courses of Arran
- Hillwalking (the mountain of Goat Fell is pictured on this page)
- Walk the Coastal Way
- Horse riding and pony trekking
- Mountain biking
- Quad biking
Places to visit:
- Arran Heritage Museum
- Brodick Castle and gardens
- Whisky distillery and ruined castle at Lochcranza
- Ancient standing stones on Machrie Moor
- Walk to King's Cave (where legend has it that Robert the Bruce saw the spider)
- Take a boat trip from Lamlash across the bay to Holy Isle - now the home of Buddhist monks, but historically it was the retreat of the Irish hermit monk Molaise.
For more suggestions, see our Links page or visit The Internet Guide to Scotland: Isle of Arran sightseeing info.