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Villages in Isle of Arran

Villages in Isle of Arran

Map of the Isle of Arran
Map of the Isle of Arran
  • Lamlash is Arran's main population centre. The only high school on the island is here and it is also the location of the island's main medical centre. The boat to Holy Island departs from Lamlash.
  • Brodick is another large settlement and is the island's principal point of entry, with multiple daily ferry sailings to and from Ardrossan on the mainland. Outside the ferry terminal is the bus station. All bus services on the island terminate here, to interchange with each other and to link with the ferry. The village has a couple of supermarkets and a number of other shops, plus a variety of accomodation and restaurants.
  • Blackwaterfoot is the largest village on the west coast of the island. Has a hotel and B&B, a pub serving real ale, a tiny harbour and a garage with the only petrol station north of the String Road.
  • Kilmory is a small village on the south coast. Accessible via the Dyemill forest cycle track from Lamlash & Whiting Bay
  • Lochranza is the main settlement in the north of the island, and is the terminal for the "other" ferry to the mainland, from Claonaig. Lochranza Bay and Castle feature in probably the most famous "picture postcard" view of Arran. It's common to see deer coming down to the water in the evenings.
  • Catacol in the north of the island is highly recommended. You can look at (but not go inside) the Twelve Apostles, which is a unique row of terraced houses.
  • Pirnmill is a quiet village with one of the best beaches on the island.
  • Whiting Bay is a nice-looking village south of Brodick with a large white sand beach. It has a putting green and bowling green, three well stocked groceries shops( Village Shop, Bay Stores and Kirkend Nurseries which grows its own fruits and vegs). A variety of other shops including galleries, DIY, Craft shops, Petrol stations, Newsagent, furniture and carpet shop, massage and reiki treatment. There are several places to eat here too.
  • Corrie is a picturesque village situated five miles north of Brodick, strung out along the coast for about a mile. One of the routes up Goat Fell starts from here.
  • Machrie is a small village on the west coast of the island, best known for the stone circle at nearby Machrie Moor.

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