"ARRAN SCOTTISH MICROCOSM?" Top 5 Page for this destination Isle of Arran by mtncorg

Isle of Arran Travel Guide: 103 reviews and 538 photos

Arran’s moniker is ‘Scotland in Miniature’ and some might agree. There are mountains (the geological boundary between Lowlands and Highlands cuts Arran in half), glens, sparkling seas, ruined and restored castles, beer and whisky, sheep midges, and a dirth of people (Clearances). Yet if you stand atop Goatfell or one of the island’s other tall peaks you can see into the island’s soul. It is no one’s nutshell.

  • Last visit to Isle of Arran: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    For some reason, we have only just thought of visiting Arran, after many years of travelling in Scotland. Hope to get there in the motorhome in a couple of weeks.Enjoyed your tips.

  • iaint's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Good pages. Currently planning a sentimental journey back there - had a summer job in Brodick the summer of '72

  • hevbell's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2010 at 4:25 AM

    I'm planning on finally visiting Arran in a week or so, great pictures, it looks so beautiful! :) Looking forward to seeing it for myself and will have to bear your tips in mind

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2009 at 6:21 AM

    Gorgeous scenery in your excellent pictures. It looks like a great island to visit, with the castles, the mountains and the red deer. Pity about the weather but your solutions here sound very sensible.

  • RhineRoll's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2007 at 11:50 AM

    hehe, the amount of place names you came across you might as well join the Gaelic language learning group :))

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2007 at 1:13 PM

    Hi Mark, I enjoyed reading this fine new page. Excellent and evocative photos! Too bad the weather interfered with your hiking plans.

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2007 at 11:48 AM

    I see the good Duke took eminent domain and forest thinning to a new level. Impressive photos and excellent tips, too!


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