Isle of Arran in general Reviews
Newest Review: ... go outside onto a deck with lots of chairs and get yourself some fresh air. One tip - when they announce they are just arriving at the harbour, don't bother standing up. I stood up as soon as I thought I was supposed to and ended up very crushed up against a lot of people waiting to get out for ten minutes. Brodick Brodick was where I was staying, in the Glenartney B&B. Brodick itself is nice, not actually the biggest population-wise on the island (I think that goes to Lamlash) but it has the most going on, and also has the big Co-op, only 5 minutes from the ferry. Shops included a Post Office, two Co-ops (one very small), a strange a... more
Customer Isle of Arran in general Reviews (6)
by - written on 26/07/10 (Very useful, 233 readings)
I went to Arran in June 2010, and despite only being a train and a ferry away, it felt like another country! It's often described as 'Scotland in Miniature', and I can see why - there are beautiful open spaces coupled with amazing mountains, and (understandably) you are never particularly far from a beautiful beach. This review will mainly talk about Brodick, as it's where I stayed. Getting there Travel from Glasgow via public transport is through a train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour. Just in case you didn't pay attention to the announcements, note that there are 3 Ardrossan stations - you want the last one! The station itself is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/01/10 (Very useful, 290 readings)
The Isle of Arran! If you have read some of my previous reviews you will know that I have been to the wonderfully beautiful Isle of Arran. I went there on a geology field study residential trip in november, which is a very cold time to go there but Scotland is nearly always cold.. wet....windy! I went for a week and I stayed at the Loch Ranza field study centre. *Travel - going there* We went on a coach from Manchester to Adrossen harbour, the total travel time was just under five hours! Which does not include the time in the motor way services in Kilmarnock. Then we arrived at Adrossen harbour at about two o'clock after setting off at just ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/07/09 (Very useful, 957 readings)
Have you ever fancied a few days on a remote island with the gentle sound of the sea & the beauty of tropical trees & plants? A few days just to relax & completely unwind from the daily stress we all appear to endure. A tropical island in the Pacific Ocean perhaps? Actually no, this is a place not too far from home & at a fraction of the price. The Isle of Arran, official named 'Scotland in miniature'. LOCATION The Isle of Arran is situated in the Firth of Clyde & Kilbrannan Sound in the south west of Scotland. The east coast of the island is only 14 miles off the Ayrshire mainland, the north coast overlooks the island of Bute ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/07/09 (Very useful, 436 readings)
Let's deal with the well known motto out of the way first: the Isle of Arran is, indeed, just like Scotland in miniature. The southern half is low lying and more agricultural; the northern half is mountainous and less populated, with majestic hills and valleys all easily accessible to tourists and visitors. And like Scotland, it's simply beautiful. Arran is not a Hebridean Island, being in the Firth of Clyde. But that location is its greatest asset, since multiple sailings of the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to and from Brodick on the island connect with trains to Glasgow Central station at Ardrossan Harbour. And if you live or are based in Glasgow, you can buy ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/10/03, updated on 31/10/03 (Very useful, 868 readings)
The Isle of Arran is situated off the West Coast of Scotland and forms a part of North Ayrshire. It is known as ?Scotland in Miniature? and is particularly picturesque during the winter months, when the sky is clear blue (it is sometimes you know!), and the hills of Arran are covered in Snow. I can see the Isle of Arran from my bedroom window, and it is visible from most of Ayrshire. I never tire of looking at it. The name Arran, means ?Peaked Island? in Gaelic. Getting There ----------------- Arran can be reached from the port of Ardrossan, and the crossing takes just under 1hr. The ferry is a reasonably large one, and can accommodate many cars. ... Read the complete review
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