30 minute crossing from Claonaig to Lochranza operated by Caledonian McBrayne – N.B. Claonaig is 39 miles south of Ardfern.
Impressive mountains and lush glens characterise Arran, making it a haven for walkers and climbers from all over the world. Known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’, Arran is a condensed version of the best that Scotland has to offer; golf, castles, distilleries, outdoor activities and gourmet food.
One of the most southerly Scottish islands, Arran ’s history is rooted in Celtic myths and legends. Visit Brodick Castle and its’ turbulent past, explore the standing stones on Machrie Moor or find the very cave where Robert the Bruce was supposed to have encountered the spider.
Or you could eat your way round the island – Arran is fast becoming a foodie destination with a reputation for excellent local produce. Take to the Arran Taste Trail and learn about traditional production techniques as well as sampling the malts, cheeses, beers and chocolates on offer.
Go horse-riding, play golf on one of the island’s 6 golf courses or get your boots on and climb Goatfell. Whether you choose to spend your day browsing craft shops or paragliding, Arran really does have something for everyone.