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The Complete Guide to Visiting Lochranza on the Isle of Arran

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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The Complete Guide to Visiting Goatfell Mountain on Arran

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 Complete Guide to Visiting The Isle of Jura

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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The Complete Guide to Visiting Finlaggan on the Isle of Islay

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 Complete Guide to Visiting the Best Beaches on the Isle of Tiree

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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The Complete Guide to Visiting the Carsaig Arches on the Isle of Mull

The walk from Carsaig Pier to Carsaig Arches has to be one of the highlights of any trip to Mull, and although it’s a (very) difficult walk you’ll be rewarded with some of the best views on the island and you’ll see lots of wildlife along the way.

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The Complete Guide to Visiting Iona Abbey on the Isle of Iona

Iona Abbey is located on the beautiful Isle of Iona just a few minutes ferry ride from the Isle of Mull where it has played an integral role in Scotland’s religious history for well over a thousand years.

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The Complete Guide to Visiting Dervaig and Quinish Point on the Isle of Mull

The walk from the pretty village of Dervaig to the spectacular coastline at Quinish Point has to be one of the highlights of any visit to Mull, and if you have the time I thoroughly recommend you get your hiking boots on and explore this remote part of the island.

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The Complete Guide to Visiting Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull

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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The Complete Guide to Visiting Ben More on the Isle of Mull

No visitor to the Isle of Mull can fail to be slightly dumbstruck by the enormous mass of Ben More. As the highest mountain on the island (rising to an impressive 3169 feet, or 966 meters), this mountain (correctly called a Munro), dominates the landscape for miles around and promises to offer some of the best views on Mull.

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The Complete Guide to Visiting the Isle of Mull

The Inner Hebridean Isle of Mull is the third largest island in Scotland and is home to a wide variety of tourist attractions, with pretty harbour towns nestled along the rugged coastline and spectacular mountain landscapes in the island’s centre drawing in visitors from across the UK and beyond.