Isle of Arran is situated in south western Scotland, near Glasgow. One of the most interesting things about the island is that the scenery that can be found in the Scottish Highlands and the Lowlands can be found on one part of the island while the scenery that can be found in other parts of the country can be found on other parts of the island. Visitors will also most certainly want to see the National Scenic Area as well while on the Isle of Arran. There are numerous dining, shopping and accommodation options on the Isle of Arran.
Being a large territory, the Isle of Arran has some amazing records to its name. It is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde, the seventh largest Scottish island moreover the ninth largest island in Great Britain. The town hosts series of medieval castles and the history is well preserved in the auspicious museums.
The Heritage Museum is a result of collective efforts of local enthusiasts who did a superb job to preserve the changes the town has gone through in the last centuries. The museum is full of real artifacts from the Isle of Arran showing how people have lived before and after the Clearances (forced displacement during 18th and 19th century). Anyone who is interested in the well known forced displacement then this museum provides the firsthand account of the events. Don't miss the museum's tea room as it is equally famous among locals and visitors.
Brodick Castle offers an awesome outing, the welcoming staff along with the guided tour and sophisticated cafe brings all the necessary elements to enjoy a weekend. The castle also hosts rare plant life, which sure adds to the charisma that this grand building brings to the senses. Moreover many rooms are decorated with the natural bark and pine cones, which are simply irresistible.
The only problem one encounters visiting this superb castle is that cameras are strictly not allowed, which really hurts as there are some stunning scenes worth capturing inside this old glory.