Things to Experience on Arran

The Isle of Arran has things to offer at all times of year, for all ages and in all weathers.


Brodick


Indoor

Arran Aromatics and Soapworks

Discover how we formulate and manufacture our wide range of beauty and fragrance products right here on Arran. Children will enjoy our unique Soapworks Bar. Alternatively try candle dipping.

01770 302 595
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Arran Brewery

Between Goatfell and Brodick Castle lies Arran Brewery. Combining the art of traditional brewing methods with the island's unique water the brewery produces a wide range of beers and ales to suit every palette.

01770 302353
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Splash, Swim & Work Out

Auchrannie Resort offers an extensive range of leisure facilities which are also open to non-residents.
(11am to 4.30pm and 7pm to 9pm daily).

01770 302 234
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The ASPA

The ASPA at Auchrannie Resort is truly unique, encompassing elegance and glamour with both day spa and overnight packages to suit everyone.

01770 302 234
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Indoor & Outdoor

Arran Heritage Museum

The Arran Heritage Museum is in Brodick. The exhibits reflect the social history, archaeology and geology of the island. Children can enjoy the many "hands on" exhibits.

01770 302636
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Brodick Castle & Gardens

Visit this grand baronial castle and estate. Enjoy a wander in the beautiful formal gardens, or venture further to discover ponds, waterfalls and woodland trails, where you can spot red squirrels.

01770 302 202
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Eating & Drinking

Auchrannie Resort Restaurants

Cruize Bar Brasserie: Stylish, modern and contemporary.
Brambles Seafood Grill: Truly different dining experience.
eighteen69: Scottish themed tapas.

01770 302 234
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Brodick Bar & Brasserie

Lunches, snacks, coffees and dinners choose from a menu using fresh and local produce including locally caught shellfish and lobster.

01770 302 169
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Copperwheat Coffee Shop

Coffee, tea, cakes and lunches right next to the Brodick ferry terminal.

01770 302 522
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Douglas Hotel

Original, relaxed and sitting comfortably within its environment - a touch of luxury combined with a homely charm.

01770 302968
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Fiddlers Music Bar

Open every day from 11 a.m. until late. We serve speciality teas and coffees, home baking, light snacks, lunch & dinner. In our fully licensed bar, you'll find draught beer & cider, speciality gins, Arran whisky & more.

01770 302579
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Hooked & Cooked

Fish and chip shop.

01770 302 656
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Janie's Café

At Home Farm (beside Arran Aromatics). Cosy tea room with a warm, friendly atmosphere. Serving homemade cakes and scones or light lunches. Outdoor seating.

01770 302 874
Little Rock Café

Coffee shop and restaurant with splendid view of the mountains across Brodick Bay and a mini golf course next to it.

01770 303 886
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Ormidale Hotel

This lively, family-run pub with en suite rooms is a 15-minute walk from the Brodick ferry terminal. CAMRA recommended and sell local beers and stock many malt whiskies.

01770 302293
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Shanghai Chinese Take Away

Phone in your order and have it delivered or pick it up. From Cantonese to Fish & Chips satisfy the tastes of all your family: seafood, Peking, Sze Chuan, Cantonese, Thai cuisine. curries and European Dishes.

01770 303 777
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Wineport

Family friendly bar bistro. Most of dishes are produced where possible with great quality locally sourced produce from the Isle of Arran.

01770 302 101
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Family

Mini Golf @ Taste of Arran

The Mini Golf course was completely redone and re-opened in July 2018. Great fun for the whole family. Pay at the Taste of Arran Gift Shop for equipment and score cards.

01770 302 272
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Playbarn

Check out our three tier indoor mega softplay, external play and picnic area, teen zone, internet area, big screen TV, library and WI -FI. Opening times 10am to 6pm daily, last admission 5pm.

01770 302 234
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Pots and Pieces

Pots and Pieces is a paint-your-own ceramics studio situated in Brodick, Auchrannie Road. Discover your creativity, or simply unwind with the kids!

01770 329 160
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Walks

Glen Rosa

A beautiful hike which follows the Glenrosa Water deep into the tranquillity of the Glen to 'The Saddle' before returning via the same route. The track is very well maintained and well-trodden, starting off wide and dry and becoming narrower and boggier the further into the glen you go.

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Goatfell

The most popular and straightforward route of ascent starts from Brodick Castle. Another circular route from Corrie is quieter than the Brodick approach and suitable for more experienced hillwalkers, including the magnificent north ridge & adjacent peak of North Goatfell.

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Shops

Alan MacKenzie - Leather

Alan MacKenzie is a maker of high quality handmade leather handbags, briefcases, gladstone bags and medical bags.

01770 302 311
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Alexander's Hair and Beauty

Professional Hair and Beauty Salon, Shore Road in Brodick.

01770 302828
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ArCaS

Charity Shop is located at Pier Buildings, Brodick and is open Monday to Saturday 11a.m. to 4 p.m.

01770 302 928
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Arran Active - Outdoor Shop

Arran's biggest range of outdoor clothing, footwear, rucksacks & equipment as well as camping gear, maps & guidebooks. Special offers on outdoor footwear and clothing throughout the year.

01770 302 113
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Arran Cheese Shop

A family-run business established over 20 years ago produces a cheese range of flavoured cheeses, mustards and relishes, e.g. Arran cheddar and world class Arran Blue cheese.

01770 302 788
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Arran Graphics

The Arran Graphics shop specialise in their own range of: Car Decals and Vinyls, Ceramic Mugs and Coasters, T-Shirts, Hoodies and Caps, Games, Notepads, Wall Charts and Calendars, Teatowels and Canvas Bags.

01770 303 698
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Bell's of Arran

We sell excess stock from high street shops at bargain prices - men's, women's, children's and babies clothing, footwear, underwear, socks, nightwear, swimwear, school clothing and workwear. Our shop is an Alladin's cave of clothing.

01770 302 132
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Buntys

Island interiors shop. Hand Painted furniture, Shabby Chic home accessories, gifts and much more!

01770 302 132
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Eleanore's Flowers

Flowers for all occasions. In the associated garden centre you can also find all kinds of outdoors plants for your garden and terraces.

01770 302 587
Homestyles

Home & Garden, D.I.Y., housewares and gifts.

01770 302 648
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Inspirations of Arran

Premier gift shop with gifts for all occasions, for women, men and children. In a special treatment room therapists offer different types of massages: Clinical, Aroma, Therapeutic, Holistic, Swedish, Hot Stone....

01770 302990
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James of Arran - Chocolates

James of Arran has been producing the finest quality handmade chocolates for over 17 years, using only the finest ingredients from around the world. Beautifully presented, high quality chocolates.

01770 302 873
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Jolly Molly

Jolly Molly stocks a wide range of affordable gift and homeware products to suit all budgets. Lots of fun, quirky products which will make you smile and are great gift to take home to your friend and family.

01770 302 162
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Pooch Boutique & Art Studio

Pooch Boutique create, produce and sell contemporary leather handbags, accessories, fused and stained glass, ceramics, jewellery and sea glass Art. All unique pieces.

01770 303 682
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Red Door

Red Door is a treasure trove of exciting and unique gifts from necklaces and earrings to magnetic notice boards and suede handbags.

01770 303 549
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Simon Thorborn Pottery

Hand made, food safe stoneware: plates, bowls, jugs, teapots, mugs, sugar bowls, salt pigs, spoon rests, cups and saucers. Raku and painted silks. Drop in and paint your own pot. Your masterpiece will be glazed and fired within two days.

01770 736431
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The Boathouse

Fantastic little toy shop stuffed full of fabby up to date toys, something for everyone.

01770 302 868
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The Book and Card Centre

The Book & Card stocks business supplies, stationary, books, cards, newspapers, phone accessories, helium balloons, toys and your favourite sweeties in the heart of Brodick.

01770 302 288
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The Byre at Brodick

Retailer specialising in quality knitwear, handknitted Aran sweaters, Barbour (below RRP), Seasalt clothing, sheepskin products, leather bags and accessories.

01770 302 503
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The Taste of Arran Shop & Mini Golf

Gift shop selling Isle of Arran produce and souvenirs along with a mini golf course for the kiddies (and adults too of course!).

01770 302272
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Wooley's of Arran

Bakers for the Isle of Arran and the famous Arran Oatcakes. At the bakery in Brodick a wide range of Breads, cakes and rolls is prepared and sold daily. There is also a smaller shop in Lamlash.

01770 302280
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Corrie & Sannox


Eating & Drinking

Corrie Golf Club Tea Room

Freshly made breakfasts, hot filled rolls, morning coffee, snacks, lunches and home baked cakes. Hot drinks and Arran Dairies ice cream. Sit in or takeaway.

01770 810 223
Corrie Hotel

Corrie Hotel is a family friendly public bar and lounge and is situated in the beautiful village of Corrie, six miles from the ferry Terminal in Brodick, making it an ideal walking or cycling break away.

01770 810273
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MARA Fish Bar & Deli

'Mara' comes from the Scots Gaelic word meaning 'the sea'. At Mara they use the best of Arran & Scotlands seafood sourced from local suppliers and aim to support sustainable fishing throughout Scotland. Freshly made to order dishes in a takeaway style dining experience.

01770 810 555
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Family

Sannox Pony Trekking

North Sannox is roughly a 20 minute drive from Brodick, on the east side of the island. The working hill farm offers pony trekking over scenic farmlands, tracks and beaches. For the younger parties (ages 3-5 years) paddock rides are on offer.

01770 810 222
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Arran-wide


Indoor

Arran Art Trail

The Art Trail provides both visitors and local people the opportunity to visit practising artists and craftspeople in their studios and to gain some insight into how creative people work as well as what inspires them.

01770 820 373
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Outdoor

Arran Adventure

Arran Adventure is open seasonally with their full range of activities available between Easter and October like mountain biking, gorge walking, Segways, archery and much more for individuals, couples, families and groups.

01770 303 349
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Arran Coastal Way

... offers walkers a challenging and rewarding 65-mile / 105 kilometre circular route around the beautiful Isle of Arran. Packed with amazing wildlife and fabulous scenery. Of couse it can also be enjoyed as smaller sections as day trips.

01770 303 926
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Arran Wild Walks

Discover the breathtaking mountains, heather clad moors and rugged coastline of Arran with qualified Mountain Leaders Lucy Wallace and Wally Wallace. See otters, harbour seals, golden eagles and red deer in their natural habitat.

07825 644161
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Flying Fever - Paragliding

Come for a holiday on the Isle of Arran in Scotland and Learn to fly! Or try a fundays solo paragliding training or a Tandem flight with an instructor. The Isle of Arran has over 30 flying sites taking all wind directions.

01770 820 292
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Mogabout

Ride on a unique 4 x 4 Mercedes Unimog 16 Seater vehicle and discover everything that makes the Isle of Arran a truly exceptional destination. Get off the beaten track in style and access remote areas in comfort!

07799 555287
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Golf

Golf on Arran

Arran has seven amazing golf courses, varying in length and difficulty: Brodick, Corrie, Lamlash, Lochranza, Machrie, Whiting Bay and Shiskine Golf Club's course in Blackwaterfoot. Please check for details and bookings on the Golf on Arran website.

01770 600 196
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Blackwaterfoot


Eating & Drinking

Blackwater Bakehouse

Baking at its best - a delicious range of breads and sweet pastries made fresh on the premises. Down the lane to the left of the Kinloch Hotel.

07827 816273
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Kinloch Hotel

Lovely public bar and restaurant with wonderful views across the Kilbrannan Sound towards Kintyre.

01770 860 444
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On A Roll Sandwich Shop

Delicious Hot and Cold Food To Go! A wide selection of reasonably priced breakfasts, lunches and snacks. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available. Large groups welcome and external catering available.

01770 860 220

Family

Cairnhouse Riding Stables

Cairnhouse Riding Centre is open all year and for ages 5 years and over. Offering Hacking & Trekking for novices to experienced riders over carefully chosen routes across private farm tracks, hills, and sandy beaches.

01770 860 466
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Walks

Blackwaterfoot - Drumadoon Point

A pleasant circuit along the shoreline west of Blackwaterfoot, following a rocky path through a boulderfield beneath the impressive columnar basalt cliffs of The Doon. The return leg offers extensive views from the summit plateau.

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King's Cave

A superb coastal walk visiting a series of caves in the sandstone cliffs. From Blackwaterfoot walk along the beach and through the clever boulder-field path, alternatively start at the clearly marked forestry car park between Blackwaterfoot and Machrie. Part of Arran Coastal Way.

01770 303 926
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Shops

Harbour Shop

Newsagent and gift shop.

01770 860 215

Kildonan


Eating & Drinking

Kildonan Hotel

Public bar and restaurant with stunning views of Pladda and Ailsa Craig. Lovely beer garden.

01770 820 207
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Lagg/Kilmory


Eating & Drinking

Lagg Hotel

Public bar with romantic beer garden overlooking the river and an old, stone bridge.

01770 870 255
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Velo Café

Run by cycling enthusiasts for cycling enthusiasts. Has become the 'Go To' pit stop for riders. We understand how important coffee, cake and chat is. Our no nonsense menu features homebaking with vegan and gluten free choices too - everyone gets to refuel!

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Lamlash


Outdoor

Arran Outdoor Centre

The Outdoor Centre offers a range of activities on land and sea throughout the year, catering for all skill levels and abilities, e.g. Kayaking, Sailing, Mountain Day, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Abseil, Gorge walk.

01770 600 532
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Ocean Breeze - Powerboat tours

Join one of our powerboat trips and learn about the wildlife, geology and history around Arran and its nearby islands including Holy Isle, Pladda and Ailsa Craig.

01770 463 567
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Eating & Drinking

Drift Inn - Bar & Dining

Modern and cosy with a varied menu and a beer garden overlooking Lamlash Bay.

01770 600 608
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Glenisle Bistro

Warm and stylish ambiance and relaxed, cosy atmosphere.

01770 600 559
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Indian Garden Takeaway

A wide range of Indian food to take away.

01770 600 888
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Lamlash Bay Restaurant & Bar

The Lamlash Bay bar is cosy and welcoming with a wide range of beers, ales and an impressive collection of malts, gins, wines and vodka. Relax and enjoy the wonderful views of Lamlash Bay and the Holy Isle from the comfort of the modern and contemporary bistro style restaurant.

01770 600 844
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Old Pier Café

The Old Pier Tearoom is a 'proper cafe' where everyone is welcome to come and enjoy our hospitality and locally sourced freshly prepared food.

01770 600 249
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The Pierhead Tavern (PHT)

The PHT offers tasty pub food and the menu includes traditional favourites, including a selection of vegetarian options and on Sundays a roast dinner in addition to the standard menu.

01770 600 418
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Wooley's Bakery - Lamlash

Choose a hand-baked bread or sweet treat from Arran's bakery in Lamlash, opposite the High School (and in Brodick on the main road.)

01770 600 676

Walks

Holy Isle

Holy Isle has an ancient spiritual heritage. From April to October day visitors are welcome. Enjoy a (fairly strenuous) walk over the summit of Mullach Mor (314m) with magnificent views across Arran returning via the easy shoreline path, or just a relaxing walk along the shore.

01770 601100
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Shops

Bewitching Beauty on Arran

Pauline Reid Adamson combines the Magickal Arts with Beauty and Holistic Therapies. She is a skilled aesthetician, is fully qualified in a range of therapies and has more than 20 years experience.

07787 343297
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Chameleon - Ladies' Boutique

Stylish contemporary fashions for ladies who 'dare to be different...'. Stock changing weekly, including brands such as The Masai Clothing Company, Capri, Joe Browns & Obsession. Sloggi stockist for the island.

01770 600 201
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Gordon Brothers - Ship House

Newsagent, hardware & household stor, toys, great gift department.

01770 600 231
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Island Porcelain

A unique collection of hand-crafted porcelain figures. Each piece is inspired by the exceptional wildlife and breath-taking scenery on and around the beautiful Isle of Arran.

01770 600 919
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Janelle's

Janelle's caters for all your soft furnishing needs and has a wide variety of giftware. So pop in for a browse.

01770 600 723
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Paterson's Kitchen Shop

Buy Arran Caramelised Onion Chutney, Arran Apple and Ale Chutney, Hot Beetroot Chutney, Pear and Plum Chutney, Tomato and Red Pepper Chutney, Arran Wholegrain Mustard... The shop also offers a nice range of gifts.

01770 600 606
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RNLI Shop

Buy RNLI gifts and souvenirs from the Arran Shop and help save lives at sea. Homewares, clothing, tasty treats, toys, greeting cards and much, much more available.

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Lochranza


Indoor

Arran Distillery

Located in Lochranza, it is the only working distillery on the island. You can buy Arran Whisky, have a guided tour through the distillery or a rest at Casks Cafe with a selection of soups and delicious meat and cheese platters.

01770 830264
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Eating & Drinking

CASKS Cafe

At the Arran Distillery. Offers lunch with a selection of soups and delicious meat and cheese platters. Also offer a selection of coffees, hot chocolates and home made cakes and scones.

01770 830 231
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Lochranza Bar & Restaurant

Using the best of fresh local produce served in the style of traditional home cooked meals. The bar, with its enviable collection of malt whiskies and choice of real ales, also offers a wide choice of light snacks, speciality coffee, lunches and suppers.

01770 830 223
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Sandwich Station

High quality sandwiches, coffee, ice cream and more. Very handy if you're waiting for the Kintyre ferry.

07393 602806
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Stags Pavilion Restaurant

Opposite the golf course in Lochranza. Italian chef Rino and his Scottish wife Valerie offer traditional home cooked food with a continental flair all freshly prepared. BYOB.

01770 830 600
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Machrie


Eating & Drinking

Café Thyme

At Old Byre Showroom. Situated about half a mile north of Machrie Golf course, look out for the sign at the bottom of the track and follow it up to the top. Now seating up to 40 you can enjoy teas, coffees, homebaking and delicious lunches.

01770 840 227
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Machrie Tearoom

Located at Machrie Bay Golf Club, delicious food and homebaking. Serving Lavazza Coffee and speciality teas, Arran Dairies Ice Cream and lots more.

01770 840 329
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Walks

Machrie Moor - Stone Circles

With the remains of no less than six stone circles, Machrie Moor is the best known archaelogical site on Arran. This out-and-back walk visits several groups of atmospheric standing stones set amongst the bleak moorland.

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Shops

Old Byre Showroom

The Old Byre sells brands like Barbour, Seasalt and many more Scottish and Irish knitwear companies. Situated about half a mile north of Machrie Golf course, look out for the sign at the bottom of the track and follow it up to the top.

01770 840 227
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Pirnmill


Eating & Drinking

Lighthouse Restaurant

Serving light lunches & evening meals. Looking out over the Kilbrannan Sound towards Kintyre - the sunsets are amazing, as is the food on offer.

01770 850 240
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Whiting Bay


Indoor

Arran Art Gallery

Arran Art Gallery holds the largest stock of original art to be found on the island. In addition to local artists, the gallery exhibits many of Scotland's well-known artists.

01770 700 250
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Eating & Drinking

Coast Café & Bistro

Café & Bistro with lovely sea view.

01770 700 308
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Coffee Pot

Lovely café selling a range of hot and cold food and with a great view.

01770 700 382
Felicity's at Eden Lodge

Café, Bar & Grill serving morning coffee, lunch, snacks, home-baking, dinner and drinks - wine, cocktails, draught beer and a selection of liqueurs and spirits.

01770 700 357
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The Burlington Restaurant

The fully licensed restaurant is open to residents and non residents throughout the year. Enjoy the views sitting with a coffee or a glass of wine in the restaurant during the day or in the lovely garden area to the front.

01770 700 255
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Walks

Glenashdale Falls & the Giant's Graves

This superb circular walk climbs up through a wooded glen to reach a viewing platform for the Glenashdale Falls - a fantastic double cascade. The route then continues to visit the Giant's Graves - two chambered cairns - with a fantastic outlook over Whiting Bay and Holy Island.

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Shops

Arran Eco Savvy Shop

The shop is full of amazing things to keep everyone coming back for more. Using donations of unwanted craft items, and search for creative solutions and suggestions to provide affordable options for a new use.

01770 700 417
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