Scotland in Miniature
Often called "Scotland in Miniature", the Isle of Arran is the jewel in Scotland's crown by virtue of it's great diversity in natural beauty and wildlife.
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The Isle of Arran has possibly the most varied landscape of any of the Scottish isles. This is partly because the Highland Boundary Fault which runs northeast to southwest through Scotland and which separates the highlands from the lowlands actually runs right through the middle of Arran. Therefore, the island really is Scotland in Miniature with a rugged, mountainous north and a gentler, rolling south. This gives a surprising variety to the landscape with the towering Goatfell in the north along with rugged coast and the caves lining the shore in the east. To the south is the stunning valley along the String Road, the rocky beaches and Glenashdale Falls.
Once people discover the refreshing qualities of spending time on Arran they often come back again and again. Even just a couple of days on Arran will leave you feeling completely relaxed and revitalised. A longer stay will allow time to explore all the fascitating variety that Arran has to offer.