Crossing to Brodick from Ardrossan, the Isle of Arran boasts an impressive, rugged silhouette. Just 20 miles long and 56 miles around its coastline, it is often described as 'Scotland in Miniature'. Enjoy the enchantment of one of Scotland's loveliest islands, with its craggy mountains in the North to the rolling moors and unspoilt beaches in the South. We include visits to the stunning Brodick Castle and Arran Heritage Museum.
The 3 star Best Western Kinloch Hotel enjoys a stunning location in the quiet hamlet of Blackwaterfoot overlooking the Kilbrannan Sound and the shores of Kintyre. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. Other facilities include indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium, squash court, snooker table, fitness room, lounges and public bars. There is a lift to most bedrooms.
Morning departure for Ardrossan via Dumfries. We board the afternoon ferry to Brodick (1 hour crossing) enjoying a cruise across the Firth of Clyde, taking in the spectacular views as we approach the Isle of Arran. We disembark and travel via the coast road southwards to the Best Western Kinloch Hotel for 4 nights half board accommodation.
A full day touring the north of the island, exploring the history and culture of Arran. We also include a guided tour of the Isle of Arran Distillery at Lochranza with lunch.
Today we visit Brodick Castle, which is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. This is a castle you'll never forget. The setting is staggering, fronted by the sea, bedecked with gardens and overlooked by the majestic mountain of Goat Fell. We enjoy free time for a stroll along the attractive promenade before returning to the south of the island via Arran’s rugged rolling moors.
This morning we visit the Arran Heritage Museum at Rosaburn where you can discover more about the social history and traditions of the island through the exhibits which include a croft, smithy, school room and stables. Later we return to our hotel where you can relax and enjoy the facilities or take a stroll around Blackwaterfoot.
We depart after breakfast and transfer to Brodick for the ferry crossing to Ardrossan. We journey home, making suitable refreshment stops en route, arriving early evening.
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Luxury coach travel, Services of experienced tour driver, Return ferry travel.
EXCURSIONS - guided tour of Isle of Aran Distillery & lunch, entry to Brodick Castle & Arran Heritage Museum.
DEPOSIT: £30.00 per person
Single supplement: None
TRAVEL INSURANCE - Required.