The Coig - The Arran
- 70 miles / 112 km
- Brodick – Goatfell
The Arran is one of five touring routes on the west of Scotland that make up The Coig. One of three island routes, Arran is easily accessible by ferry from the mainland. Sailings run between Ardrossan and Brodick in the east and Claonaig/Tarbert to Lochranza in the north. The island is often described as Scotland in minature and enjoys an unrivalled mix of outdoor adventure and history. Not forgetting its produce and unique whisky. Read on to find some of the best attractions to be enjoyed along the way.
Brodick Castle & Country Park
As Britain's only island park, Brodick Castle & Country Park, is set amid an enviable landscape - the perfect mix of mountain and coast.
Relax and unwind and treat yourself to the perfect escape at the Auchrannie Resort on the outskirts of Brodick.
Lamlash Bay & Holy Isle
Arran's largest settlement, Lamlash is nestled in a sheltered bay in the east of the island.
Glenashdale Falls & Giants' Graves
Discover fantastic walks across the Isle of Arran, including to the island's largest waterfall, Glenashdale Falls.
Enjoy the beautiful stretch of sand at Kildonan Beach in the south east of Arran and look out for wildlife and stunning views across to the island of Pladda.
Arran's newest distillery, Lagg Distillery opened its doors in 2019 and has revived whisky making in the south of the island.
Legend has it Robert the Bruce sheltered in King's Cave before the Battle of Bannockburn.
Machrie Stone Circles
Machrie Moor on the Isle of Arran boasts the remains of no fewer than six stone circles - dating back over 4,500 years.
Lochranza - Distillery & Castle
Raise a dram of Scotland's National Drink at Lochranza Distillery, the first distillery on the Isle of Arran, found in the north of the island.
It's the Isle of Arran's highest point and Goatfell towers to 874 m - that's 2,867 ft!