Strathconon Cottage

Self Catering Accommodation Isle of Arran Tel: 07582 325577

Scottish four star self catering holiday accommodationMember of the Association of Scotland's Self Caterers

Things to Do on Arran

The island of Arran is 20 miles long and 56 miles round and is the most accessible of Scotland 's islands, only 2 hours from Glasgow.

Generations of visitors return year after year because quite simply it is stunningly beautiful.

Often justifiably referred to as “ Scotland in Miniature” it boasts spectacular scenery with jagged mountain ridges, sandy beaches and a stunning coastline. Palm trees grow in the temperate climate due to the influences of the Gulf Stream and a wide variety of wildlife are seen including deer, seals and otters.

Over 200 species of bird have been recorded here including hen harriers and buzzards and in the higher peaks you may be lucky enough to spot a golden eagle. For further information on the birdlife found on Arran have a look at The Ayrshire and Arran Bird Report.

There is a huge range of activities to suit all ages and abilities and you can have as active or relaxing holiday as you wish.


There are fabulous walks, 7 golf courses, cycling, horse-riding and fishing to the slightly more adventurous gorge walking, mountain biking, kayaking and power boating to name only a few of the activities available from Arran Adventure Company.

Explore Brodick Castle, Arran Distillery and the Arran Heritage Museum.

Enjoy the leisure facilities and swimming at Auchrannie Spa resort and be pampered by their wide range of beauty treatments designed to leave you completely relaxed and revitalised.

Arran prides itself on its excellent local produce with a selection of local malts, cheeses, beers and it even has its own chocolate shop which produces mouth watering handmade chocolates.

For dining out there is something to suit all tastes from coffee shops serving delicious home baking to restaurants serving the finest Scottish Cuisine.

Links to other sites with information on Arran

The Internet Guide to Scotland

Undiscovered Scotland

The Ayrshire-Arran Website

Arran Tourism


Goatfell fantastic walking on Arran Auchrannie Spa resort - leisure facilities available to all Glen Sannox on a clear winter day Lochranza in the Autumn