Brodick on the
Isle of Arran information, accommodation
and large images.
Brodick is the largest town on Arran,
and the main ferry port. The main
car/passenger ferry, Caledonian Isles,
runs between Ardrossan and Brodick,
about 5 trips each way per day, taking
about 50 minutes. There is a smaller
ferry that also runs throughout the
summer named the Isle of Arran, also with
a restaurant and coffee bar on board. The
ferry website is www.calmac.co.uk . Map .
At the ferry terminal is the main
Island Bus Station, buses run to suit the
ferries, apart from the early ferry, and
run all the way round the island. Car
hire on the Island from about £35
per day can be made from Arran Motors
based at Brodick Pier, phone 01770 302
839. Bay Garage also offer up to 8 seat
mini buses for Hiking Parties, Golf
Parties, or Island Tours.
Brodick has 3 hotels, a number of
B&Bs and a good selection of self
catering properties, a good bases for
holidays to explore the island, also a
popular destination for day trips.
Shopping in Brodick is the best on the
island, with a fairly large Co Op, gift
shops and clothing.
At the north end of Brodick is the
beach, popular for bathing and kayaking.
By the beach is the Brodick Bowling
club, and the scenic Brodick Golf
Club, visitors welcome. For other
popular golf courses around the island
A few hunderd yards north of Brodick,
with a good path for walking, is the
The top attraction on Arran is
situated about 2 miles north of Brodick,
with regular buses throughout the
Hiking from Brodick is extremely
popular, especially the hike up to Goat
Fell mountain. The main trail is from the
Cladach Visitor Centre 2 miles north of
Brodick, but there is also a trail from
the north side of Brodick itself.
Goat Fell Photo
For the other main attractions around
the Island, view the Arran Click On Attractions Map
or Tour of
Brodick Beach . Large Image