There’s a lot more to Arran than relaxing, walking, watersports, cycling, climbing, spas, golf, horse riding, castles, local produce, mountain biking, beaches, sailing, nature, waterfalls, stunning scenery and fresh air.
So luckily there are several organisations on the island to help you explore and get the most from your holiday.
Here are a few websites where you’ll find up-to-date activity, event, local and travel information.
Visit Arran is a good place to get acquainted with Arran and what’s on.
The local newspaper is the Arran Banner.
Arran Bike Club (great for trail maps).
The Arran Coastal Way offers walkers a challenging and rewarding 65-mile circular route around the island – perfect for a week long walking holiday, or dip in and hike just those sections that fit in with the time you have available and your other Arran plans.
If you’ve never tried geocaching, check out geocaching.com. There are dozens of hidden treasures all over the island to get you off the beaten track on Arran.
There is a local sailing club based at Lamlash Pier.
And of course, don’t forget you’ll be coming to an island! You can find ferry information at Caledonian MacBrayne.