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Below is a list of links to other sites which you may find helpful when you are planning your visit to Arran.

Travel Info

Caledonian MacBrayne

Any visit to Arran starts with a ferry crossing so a visit to www.calmac.co.uk is invaluable. If you are bringing your car it is always advisable to book your place in advance -- especially during the summer months - and it's very easy to book online.

Caledonian MacBrayne sail to twenty-four destinations on Scotland's West Coast. From Arran in the south to Lewis in the north, their network covers some of the most beautiful and dramatic places in Scotland. Get away from it all by ferry with Caledonian MacBrayne and discover a different world.

Isle of Arran, Scotland - Visit Arran the online guide to Arran

This is a terrific site dedicated to providing all sorts of information about Arran from a restaurant guide to a list of events on the island and even a bus timetable. What more could you want from an information site?

Scotlandinter.net

Looking for information about Scotland? This site has links to everything could you possibly want to know including: (but not limited to) the weather, businesses, sports, arts, cinema, television, libraries, etc., etc., etc.,

Secret Scotland

This is a terrific website that provides downloadable Itineraries and Accommodation guides for self drive tours of Scotland. They are ideal for planning your holiday with detailed route directions, sightseeing recommendations, advice on the best pubs/restaurants, information on attractions, accommodation guides and warnings about the tourist traps.

Self Catering

If your looking for self-catering accommodation we are happy to recommend the following.

Arran Castaways

Arran Castaways "Bayview Cottage" is right next to the Glenisle so you can still use our restaurant and bar should you decide to take a break from cooking.

Arran castaways can offer quality self-catering accommodation at an affordable price. Each of their properties has its own on-line calendar so that you can see at a glance what is available and when. Whether it's fantastic views that you are after, or just a relaxing time, they have something to cater to the needs of everyone.

Scottish Islands Holiday Cottages, iknow-scotland.co.uk

If you are looking for a self-catering cottage or would like to find accommodation in other parts of Scotland, this site can be very helpful.

Activities

Lucy Wallace: Mountain Leader and Local Guide

If you love the idea of exploring Arran on foot but don't like the idea of setting off into the wilderness armed with nothing more than a map, why use a guide. Lucy Wallace is a qualified Mountain Leader and Guide who will be happy to guide you as part of a group or to take you on a bespoke walk.

Ocean Breeze Rib Tours

What better way to experience an island than from the water? Ocean Breeze Rib Tours provides are variety of trips right from Lamlash pier which is just a few minutes walk from the hotel.

Performers

Arran Music

Terrific local musicians: Cordon Bleu and Bloomin' Heather are available for any kind of event. Whether it be music for a wedding, party, funeral or simply a family get together, you should investigate their selection of Classical, Traditional and Jazz ensembles on offer and feel free to ask questions.

Local Interest

The Tears of Sisme

Local author Peter Hutchinson spent many hours with his laptop in the Glenisle Bistro with cups of tea or coffee (and enjoying our fabulous, home-made scones). The result was the completion of his fantasy novel The Tears of Sisme. We'd like to help him make the novel a success so you can download it, completely free of charge, from our website.

Go to the download page for The Tears of Sisme

Lamlash Improvements

A local group which is dedicated to supporting projects and events in Lamlash. They can always use your support - get involved if you can or make a donation through the Lamlash Improvements website.

 
 
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Book Direct

and get all this...
✔ Best Rates - Guaranteed
✔ Discounted Ferry Travel
✔ Best Cancellation Policies
✔ Great Value Dinner Packages
Great Winter Discounts
Double rooms from just £59 per night

  • Add your ferry crossing
  • Add 2 or 3 course dinner
Subject to availability.

Best Small Country Hotel in the Scottish Islands 2016
 
They recommend the Glenisle

Christmas & New Year

Festive Season in the Bistro
Festive Hotel Stays

What's On
on the Isle of Arran

Browse the most complete
"What's On" list for the Isle of Arran

Book Direct

and get all this...
✔ Best Rates - Guaranteed
✔ Discounted Ferry Travel
✔ Best Cancellation Policies
✔ Great Value Dinner Packages
Best Small Country Hotel in the Scottish Islands 2016
 
Great Winter Discounts
Double rooms from just £59 per night

  • Add your ferry crossing
  • Add 2 or 3 course dinner
Subject to availability.

They recommend the Glenisle
 

Christmas & New Year

Festive Season in the Bistro
Festive Hotel Stays

What's On
on the Isle of Arran

Browse the most complete
"What's On" list for the Isle of Arran

Book Direct

and get all this...
✔ Best Rates - Guaranteed
✔ Discounted Ferry Travel
✔ Best Cancellation Policies
✔ Great Value Dinner Packages
 
Best Small Country Hotel in the Scottish Islands 2016
 
Great Winter Discounts
Double rooms from just £59 per night

  • Add your ferry crossing
  • Add 2 or 3 course dinner
Subject to availability.

 

Christmas & New Year

Festive Season in the Bistro
Festive Hotel Stays
 

What's On
on the Isle of Arran

Browse the most complete
"What's On" list for the Isle of Arran