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Things to do in or near Lochranza:

take it easy and relax in a romantic setting and watch the wildlife


get out and about and explore the island, such as:


  • Walking - hill walks, coastal routes, & forest walks (books & maps in cottage)

  • Moutaineering / climbing - for the experienced only

  • Horse riding & pony trekking at nearby Sannox

  • Sailing / boating - hire available in Brodick/Lamlash

  • Golf - there is a 9 hole course in Lochranza (1 of 7 courses on the island)

  • Cycling - bike hire available in Brodick

Other attractions & facilities in Lochranza:


  • Lochranza whisky distillery (tours, cafe and shop)

  • Ferry to Claonaig (daily) - visit Mull of Kintyre for the day and Skipness

  • Waverley paddle steamer (weekly in Summer) - short trip

  • Lochranza Golf course (9 holes)

  • Camp site & shop

  • Lochranza Hotel & pub

  • Lochranza castle ruins

  • Craft shop ("The Whins")

  • Beach combing in Lochranza bay

  • Eat out: Stags, Lochranza Hotel, Golf Club, Distillery

  • Sandwich shop - freshly made snacks

  • Village hall - numerous events and ceilidhs

Other activities available on or around Arran:

  • Lochranza to Claonaig ferry & walk along to Skipness castle and seafood bar

  • Boat trip from Lamlash to Holy Island & visit the monastery

  • Lamlash sea angling trips

  • Bike hire various (see Arran Bike Club website)

  • Brodick castle enjoy the castle together with the magnificent gardens

  • Visit numerous craft shops, galleries & tea rooms found through out the Island

  • Sample local produce at various farm shops and retail outlets

  • Play all seven golf courses using the Arran Golf Pass

  • Treat yourself at Auchrannie Spa Resort located in Brodick

  • Visit Arran Heritage Museum in Brodick

  • Visit Balmichael Visitor Centre

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