Isle of Arran
The Isle of Arran is also known as "Scotland in Miniature", covering the whole spectrum of Scottish scenery. It is big enough to offer a surprising variety of activities, yet small enough to retain its intimate island atmosphere.
The numerous woodland, coastal and glen walks give you a taste of Arran's diversity of natural habitat, wildlife and rich history. Goat Fell is Arran's highest point and draws thousands of hill walkers to the island every year. The spectacular views from the top alone are worth the climb.
There are many prehistoric monuments on the island. Perhaps most impressive of all is Machrie Moor where the enigmatic stone circles lie. The Isle of Arran Heritage Museum is well worth the visit if you are interested in the island's extensive heritage. Other historic sites include Brodick and Lochranza Castles. The island is also unique in the diversity of its locally produced goods, from whisky and beer to cheese and handmade chocolates.
As a golfing destination, Arran offers good playing conditions surrounded by spectacular scenery. The seven golf courses on the island provide a challenge to both professionals and beginners. Apart from horse riding and pony trekking you can also take the challenge to try out adventure activities or even paragliding on Arran. You should also take the opportunity to go for a boat ride, offering you a chance to catch a glimpse of the seals that colonise the island and if you are lucky, dolphins or even a basking shark.