In the summer heatwave, we decided to hit the road on a spontaneous and very last minute trip to the Isle of Arran. With our camping gear, a couple of disposable BBQ's and our cameras, we drove all the way to Ardrossan, just south of Glasgow and took the ferry across to the island. Over the next three days, we explored all of what the island had to offer, choosing to camp at the Seal Shore Camping site with the most gorgeous views of Ailsa Craig and a little lighthouse on the island right on our doorstep.
On our second morning, we decided to visit Holy Island and took the tiny little boat across where we were greeted by one of the Buddhist volunteers who lives and works on the island. It was a beautiful day and we spent the afternoon walked the length of the island and had lunch by the lighthouse at the tip of the island. We then drove to Brodick and visited Brodick Castle, armed with our National Trust membership.
Our last day was spent exploring the entire coast line of Arran. We stopped off along the way, first venturing to see the trail of stone circles, next visiting Lochranza Castle where we ate our sandwiches before making stopping off at the Isle of Arran distillery and picked up some Whiskey. We then made our way back to Brodick where we were lucky enough drive straight onto the ferry just as it was about to leave.
Suzy and Alex