Lochranza / Isle of Arran

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The image below is of the road leading down through Glen Chalmadale into Lochranza village on the north side of the Island of Arran, 14 miles north of the main ferry port of Brodick.

This is a scenic village built around a bay with hills all around.
Brodick to Lochranza Map

Glen Chalmadale image

The image below is of the Isle of Arran Distillery, the first building you see when entering Lochranza on the road up from Brodick.

The Distillery has a visitor centre, cafe, large range of whisky for sale, souvenirs, and gives tours with whisky tasting.

Website: www.arranwhisky.com . Tel: 01770 830 264.

Isle Of Arran Distillery

The Lochranza Caravan and Camping Site is situated next to Lochranza.

This is a quiet site at the head of the loch, has mountains all around, has a tea room and restaurant.

The Camp Site also runs the Lochranza Golf Course that stretches down towards the sea, with views over Lochranza Castle and to Kintyre.

Website . Map . Tel: 01770 830 273

Golf Reviews

Lochranza Caravan and Camping Site image

The ruins of Lochranza Castle are close to the centre of the village. The earliest parts of the Castle were built from the mid 1200s for the MacSweens.

You can explore the castle inside and out, and read the many plaques that give information on its history, and how it was used.

Castle Wiki Page for History

Lochranza Castle image

The image below is from Lochranza Castle looking towards the ferry slip for the ferry to Kintyre. The Lochranza Hotel is in the middle of the image below.

Lochranza Village image

The image below is of the Lochranza Hotel in the middle of the village looking toward Lochranza Castle. Another beer garden on Arran with great views.

www.lochranzahotel.co.uk . Tel: 01770 830 223.

Lochranza Hotel image

The image below is from the Lochranza Slip for the small ferry to Kintyre.

This view shows the castle and houses all around, a great area for hill walking with amazing views.

Lochranza Bay image

The image below is of the inexpensive ferry that runs all day between Lochranza and the Kintyre peninsular. This is a good route to visit Campbeltown on Kintyre. You just wait in line to board, no bookings for the 30 minute crossing.


Lochranza Ferry image