Date 19/08/2019 - 23/08/2019
With a remarkable diversity of landscapes, clear green seas, sandy beaches, mountains and lochs it’s little wonder Arran is referred to as “Scotland in Miniature”. With the influence of the Gulf Stream the climate is mild, a place where you will see palm trees around its 56 miles of coastline.
Monday: An early morning departure for your scenic journey North where we board the afternoon ferry from Ardrossan to Arran continuing onwards to the Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot for four nights dinner, bed and breakfast. Dinner in hotel.
Tuesday: After breakfast we take a north circular tour of Arran and its coastal villages with a guided tour and tasting at the Arran Distillery. You’ll have free time in Brodick the islands’ capital before we continue south to Whiting Bay & Lamlash, stopping for photos of impressive “Paddy’s Milestone” at Kildonan. We continue onwards along the coast to Blackwaterfoot returning to our hotel. Dinner in hotel.
Wednesday: After breakfast we make our way to Lochranza taking in Pirnmill and Catacol with its “12 Apostles” to catch the crossing over the Mull of Kintyre. We continue our journey along the shoreline of Loch Fyne for soup and sandwich lunch (included) at the lochside Grey Gull Hotel, Ardrishaig. After lunch you’ll have free time to take in the Crinan Canal. It is an engineering marvel, joining Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig with the open sea at Crinan, 9 miles away. There are 15 lock gates and over 2000 vessels use the canal each year. Returning to our hotel. Dinner in hotel.
Thursday: After breakfast you’ll have a morning of leisure before we make our way for a visit to Brodick Castle & Gardens, beautifully positioned overlooking the Firth. The castle is packed full of treasures, period furniture, paintings and silverware along with the landscaped gardens, dating back to 1710. Returning to our hotel. Dinner in hotel.
Friday: After breakfast we make our way for the morning ferry continuing our journey home arriving at your agreed drop off point in the evening.
THE KINLOCH HOTEL, BLACKWATERFOOT *** With leisure facilities
This 3 star family owned hotel is located on the beach front overlooking the Mull of Kintyre. Pleasant restaurant and bar. All bedrooms are ensuite with TV, Wi-Fi, tea & coffee making facilities. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna & squash court. Lift.
Supplements per person
Single room £120
Insurance Premium £35.50