Island beauty awaits you

Oh, where to begin? Arran’s stunning geology has presented us with so many landscapes to choose from that wherever you turn, a photo opportunity will arise. Whether is beautiful fields and trees, or stormy skies and mountains, our landscapes will leave you wanting more.

We have so many favourite landscapes at VisitArran that it’s hard to make suggestions! The ever changing landscape as the ferry arrives in Brodick, of the hills with Goatfell and Brodick Castle is hard to beat for a first view of our island. To see more of this, there’s a layby on Lamlash hill with a mountain indicator, which names all the peaks which make up the ‘Sleeping Warrior’.

The view from the top of the String Road looking down towards Brodick allows you to see the definition of the Highland Fault line with granite peaks to the left and lower pastures on the right. Holy Isle is amazing seen from The Heights, between Lamlash and Whiting Bay, and you get a great view back into Lamlash from there too. Giants’ Graves opens up the seascape right across the Clyde estuary.

Lovely Kildonan, with Pladda and Ailsa Craig offers landscapes reflecting sea and farming, and this is replicated around the southend coast, with each turn of the road offering an amazing panoramic. Blackwaterfoot Beach with iconic Drumadoon behind is a popular view, as is the view from Kings Caves footpath over to Machrie, Dougarie and Beinn Bharrain and the Pirnmill hills behind. Sunsets on the west are amazing, as are sunrises on the east!

The fault line comes into play with the foreboding peaks around Lochranza overlooking the fabulous ruins of the castle - and one of the most dramatic views must surely be that of these hills inland from the Bouguillie road.

Whatever landscape you desire, Arran has it all – and don’t forget that your camera will never capture the full beauty, so just enjoy.