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The Lagg Hotel
Lagg, Kilmory,
Isle of Arran,
Scotland,
KA27 8PQ
Email: info@lagghotel.com

Phone:
+44 (0) 1770 870 255

Fax:
+44 (0) 1770 870 250

 

Arran offers visitors a wide variety of activities and has lots of places of interest to suit all ages.

 

Walking

– Arran provides a mountain of opportunities for those wanting to explore the island on foot. From easy rambles to challenging peaks and ridges, walkers of all experience can enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife that makes Arran famous. The Arran Coastal Way has become a popular way of exploring the island and provides a great variety of terrain along its 100km route.

 

Golf

– Home to seven golf courses, Arran is paradise to its many resident golf enthusiasts and to visitors alike. At Lagg we can arrange reservations and transport guests to and from courses if required. With two courses only 15 minutes drive from the hotel and the furthest only 45 minutes, more than one round can be enjoyed at different courses in any one day.

 

Fishing

– Sea and fresh water fishing are both available on Arran. We can arrange for boat hire and permits for trout and salmon fishing in the burns and lochs on the island.

 

Pheasant Shooting

– At Lagg we can arrange interesting and unusual driven shooting at Dougarie estate on the west side of the island.

 

Arran Adventures

– This company based in Brodick has a wide selection of exhilarating activities to choose from. Kayaking, mountain-boarding, guided climbs, power kite flying and an indoor climbing wall are to name but a few.

 

Flying Fever

– Paragliding is an option for those with a head for heights. Zabdi Keen offers excellent training for those wanting to enjoy the freedom of the skies.

 

Horse Riding

– Pony trekking is available at North Sannox and Blackwaterfoot. We can arrange lessons and treks for guests during their stay.

 

Brodick Castle and Gardens

– Cared for by the National Trust, the castle was once the seat of the Dukes of Hamilton and was home to the Duke and Duchess of Montrose until 1957. The furniture and antiques have been maintained throughout the castle since it was last occupied and visitors can immerse themselves in the aristocratic splendour throughout. The gardens provide a haven for enthusiasts and for those visiting in the spring, the world famous rhododendrons will be in bloom. Rangers arrange guided walks for people of all ages and the Countryside Centre and adventure playground are great attractions for children.

 

Isle of Arran Heritage Museum

– With its collection of photographs, postcards, agricultural and industrial machinery, the museum gives us a link with the past and a way of life now passed.

 

Machrie Standing Stones

– Only a short walk from the main road on the west side of the island, there is a collection of stone circles and stone uprights on Machrie Moor.

 

Holy Island

– This small island situated off Lamlash has a long spiritual history with evidence of a 13th Century monastery and the cave of a 6th Century monk

– St Molaise. The island is now home to a number of Buddhist monks and has a centre where visitors can learn about their philosophy and way of life.

 

Boat trips

From Lamlash to Holy Island run throughout the summer months. Mackeral fishing trips are also available.

Power boat trips

Are available from Lamlash Pier with Ocean Breeze Rib trips. They are also available in Brodick.

Waverly Paddle steamer

There are sailings on the last ocean going paddle steamer available on certain dates throughout the summer from Brodick pier and Lochranza.

Food and Drink

The Isle of Arran is well known for its food and drink. We have a distillery in Lochranza. A brewery in Brodick at Cladach which makes the well known Isle of Arran beer. Both have visitor centres.

There is local cheese made in Kilmory and in Brodick which you can eat on Arran Oatcakes. A chocolate shop makes delicious hand made chocolates in Brodick. There is fresh produce grown on the Island some of which is available at a Farmers market in the Kilmory village hall.

The mustard factory in Lamlash makes a selection of mustards and jams.

The Isle of Arran taste trail will tell you about more of the culinary delights of Arran.

Arran Aromatics

Has a shop and visitor centre where you can make your own soap.

Balmicheal Visitor Centre

Based in Shiskine it has a selection of craft shops and activities including quad biking and a golf driving range.

Arts and crafts

There are some fantastic artists who live on Arran and you can visit many of the artists around the Island to watch them working. Look out for signs as you drive around the Island.

Arran Art Gallery

The gallery exhibits local artists and many of Scotland's established contemporary artists.