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ISLE OF ARRAN - SCOTLAND IN MINITURE
Member Name: michellemcc
Date: 17/04/01, updated on 17/04/01 (52 review reads)
Advantages: something for everyone!
Disadvantages: Gets very cold in the winter months and the ferry is often cancelled, so go in the summer.
The Isle of Arran lies on the West coast of Scotland. It can be easily reached by ferry from the main port Addrossan Harbour. From the moment the Island comes in to view while crossing the somtimes 'rough' sea, you know instantly that this is a magical place of interest and beauty. The main 'town' is more like a large village, you can easily walk from one end of Brodick to the other in 1/2 hour, or less if you walk quickly! The first sight you will see is the mountains, the most obvious being Goat Fell, it takes three hours to climb to the summit and 3 hours back down, but well worth it if you want to view some of the prettiest sights in the world.
The island is only 56 miles round so it is worth touring the island in one day, stopping off at cafe's and pubs along the way.
If its Golf your into, then this is defiently the place for you, with 7 golf courses, you can play in a different place everyday for a week. And if you get a bit tired of golf, you can always go to the whiskey distillery and sample a few of the scottish traditions!
There is far too much about the island to tell you in this review, in a nutshell; it has everything. Golf, crafts, beautiful scenery, sheep, mountain goats, sea lions, loads of other wildlife, great pubs that serve homemade dishes, nice beaches,it also has a wonderful geographic history. There is a fault line that runs through the centre of Arran and a few years ago there was an earthquake in Lamlash, which measured 4 on the ricter scale.
All I can say is, GO! Everybody will find something they like about arran and there is plenty of places to stay.