Scotland's Road Trips


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.

  1. 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.

  2. Auchrannie Resort

    Relax and unwind and treat yourself to the perfect escape at the Auchrannie Resort on the outskirts of Brodick.

  3. Lamlash Bay & Holy Isle

    Arran's largest settlement, Lamlash is nestled in a sheltered bay in the east of the island.

  4. Glenashdale Falls & Giants' Graves

    Discover fantastic walks across the Isle of Arran, including to the island's largest waterfall, Glenashdale Falls.

  5. Kildonan Beach

    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.

  6. Lagg Distillery

    Arran's newest distillery, Lagg Distillery opened its doors in 2019 and has revived whisky making in the south of the island.

  7. King's Cave

    Legend has it Robert the Bruce sheltered in King's Cave before the Battle of Bannockburn.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. Goatfell

    It's the Isle of Arran's highest point and Goatfell towers to 874 m - that's 2,867 ft!

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