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Brodick – Isle of Arran: Complete Visitor Guide

Brodick is the main village on the Isle of Arran, located on the west coast of Scotland.

Brodick lies halfway along the eastern side of the island where it overlooks Brodick Bay and Goatfell mountain.

It is the arrival point for most visitors due to the ferry port but is popular in its own right thanks to its beaches, surrounding forests, castle and quality restaurants.

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Arran Forest Walks: Complete Visitor Guide

The forests of Arran offer some of the best mountain biking routes of any of the west-coast islands and any cycle ride is almost guaranteed to include sightings of Arran’s famed red squirrels. The most popular wooded areas are; Brodick Castle, Dyemill, Glenrickard, King’s Cave, North Sannox and South End.

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Lochranza – Isle of Arran: Complete Visitor Guide

The village of Lochranza on the Isle of Arran is located in an exceptionally picturesque area on the north of the island.

Although it is mostly visited for the small ferry terminal that connects the island to Claonaig on the mainland, Lochranza is also worth visiting for its tourist attractions.

The village lies at the foot of dramatic mountains that encircle it to the south while a small scenic bay opens up to the Firth of Clyde and the Campbeltown peninsula to the north.

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Goatfell Mountain – Arran: Complete Visitor Guide

Goatfell is an 874-metre mountain on the Isle of Arran on Scotland’s west coast. The mountain (designated a Corbett) is one of four on the island and is located three miles west of Brodick Castle.

Although Goatfell is the highest point on the Isle of Arran the walk to the summit is quite easy with a robust staircase of boulders towards the top and a well-laid path through moorland and forest at the bottom.

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Islay Whisky Distillery Tours – The Ultimate Guide

There are so many things I like about Scotland it’s an almost impossible task to say which is my favourite, but I think if I was pushed I’d put the dramatic mountains of the Cairngorms and the stunning forests of Perthshire at a joint number one, closely followed by the single malt whisky’s.

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The Isle of Jura: Complete Visitor Guide

Just like the Isle of Eigg, the Isle of Jura is often considered to be one of the wildest and hardest-to-reach places on the west coast of Scotland – even though it’s only 60 miles from Glasgow as the crow flies.

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Finlaggan – Isle of Islay: Complete Visitor Guide

I was lucky enough to spend a full week on Islay recently and after exhausting all the distillery options in the first 48 hours, I started to explore some of the lesser-known attractions tucked away in the slightly more remote areas. One of which is Finlaggan, the former stronghold of the Lord of the Isles.

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The Best Beaches on the Isle of Tiree: Complete Visitor Guide

The Inner Hebridean island of Tiree is popular with tourists for a number of reasons thanks to its low-lying treeless landscapes, its abundance of wildlife, its beautiful expanses of golden beaches, and its weather – which sees this tiny island bathed in an average 1,450 to 1,500 hours of sunshine annually.

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Duart Castle – Isle of Mull: Complete Visitor Guide

This impressive 13th-century castle has been the seat of power for Clan MacLean for over 700 years and it’s one of the few castles in Scotland that still remains in private clan ownership, and in fact the castle is still lived in by the 28th Chief of the Clan Maclean, Sir Lachlan Maclean.

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