5 Reasons Why You Should Add The Isle of Arran to your Scotland Bucket

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Freelance Journalist

The Isle of Arran in Scotland should definitely be added to your bucket list of places to visit. The beautiful and captivating scenery provides the perfect backdrop for your holiday photos and takes you on a journey that is bound to be full of adventures. Whether you are traveling alone, with friends or with the family, this place has something for everyone to enjoy. Here are our top five reasons why you should visit the Isle of Arran today.

1. Breathtaking scenery

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If you are looking for some scenic and picturesque views to be your backdrop for your holiday snaps, then this is the place to go. The Isle of Arran has stunning scenery that will take your breath away. Enjoy the lush landscapes and cliffs overlooking the sea whilst you sit back and relax on this beautiful island.

2. A Hikers Paradise

The Isle of Arran is perfect for those who enjoy hiking; it sports striking hilltop mountains in lush greenery and is a hiker’s paradise. Arran is famous for hiking due to its glorious Goatfell peak and ridges. You can walk up to the top and see the whole of Firth of Clyde. There are also small coastal pathways for those who want a more subtle walk.

3. Rich in history

Granite on the Isle of Arran Scotland

The Isle of Arran is rich in history, preserving its beautiful standing stones of Macherie Moor and the haunting stone circles. There is also Lochranza castle, a magnificent ruin set amongst the depths of green hills located on the right of the waterfront. This is a must-visit if you would like witness history right in front of your eyes.

4. Wildlife

Deer in Lochranza

The stunning forest and fields here, especially in the northern part, are home to red deer. If you really want to know the best place where you can see the deer, then head over to Lochranza, in the Isle of Arran, where you will be able to catch them in their natural habitat.

5. The view of the sunset

The isle of Arran

Last but not least, the view of the sun setting across the Isle of Arran should be enough to put this on your bucket list of places to visit. The illuminating colours will take your breath away and is perfect for the whole family to marvel at.

landscape with balloons floating in the air

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