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Lochranza

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Lochranza is a village on the Isle of Arran.

Get in

  • Ferry to the mainland, please see Isle of Arran - By Boat section for more details.
  • Stagecoach Western 324 bus route, stops once every 3 hours or so in each direction.

Get around

Get around by hiring a mountain bike from The Sandwich Station from £6.00

See

  • Deer comes down to the water most evenings
  • Ruined castle - Believed to be a 16th Century reconstruction of an earlier building.

Do

  • 18 Hole Golf Course - at the Campsite. Generally open from 1st May until 31st September each year
  • Guided Geology Walk - Local guiding service geotreck.co.uk Operates out of Lochranza all year round

Buy

  • Stone Men of Arran at The Whins - a fantastic little shop placed on the side of the hill on the north side of the bay. Quite a long but interesting walk from the main part of the village, you are likely to meet sheep and maybe deer on the way. Open from 10am to 6pm daily.
  • Whisky from the Distilley - there is a shop which sells an extensive selection of it. Also sells soft drinks and ice cream.

Eat

  • Lochranza Hotel[1] offers good value home cooked food using the best of local produce, snacks, teas, coffees etc. Phone 01770 830223 for further details.
  • The Catacol Bay Hotel - see below.
  • The Sandwich Station - offers excellent freshly made sandwiches, snacks and drinks. Outside the ferry terminal.

Drink

  • Lochranza Hotel[2] Bar has a enviable selection of Scotch whisky. Off Sales available. Home of Eason Biorach single malt whisky.
  • Whisky Distillery - Open March to October. Includes visitors centre, nice restaurant and shop
  • Stags Pavilion, Lochranza Golf, 01770830600. Restaurant providing breakfast lunch and evening meals. Shop providing bread milk groceries.

Sleep

  • The Catacol Bay Hotel also offers accommodation for £20-30 per night. All the rooms have a computer with free internet access.
  • Lochranza Camp Site [3] - near the Distillery. It also has a small shop selling limited goods and a tearoom which sells excellent home baking. Open from 1st April to 31st October.
  • Lochranza Hotel [4] offers varied accommodation all ensuite. The on-site pub has a enviable selection of Scotch whisky offering good value home cooked bar food, snacks, teas, coffees etc. Phone 01770 830223.
  • Youth Hostel - Scottish Youth Hostel Association. Friendly, with helpful managers and very good kitchen. Reopened after Refurbishment.

Get out

Getting the ferry to Claonaig and walking to Skipness makes a great day out.




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