From rugged mountains and glistening lochs in the north to rolling hills and mysterious meadows in the south, the Isle of Arran is full of surprises! Known as ‘Scotland in miniature’, this beautiful island boasts the only island country park in Britain – Brodick Castle and Country Park – which offers 800 years of captivating history and fascinating artefacts. Surrounded by miles of stunning coastline and charming villages, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Experience this all for yourself and WIN an idyllic retreat to the Isle of Arran. You and a companion are invited to delight in a 3-night break at the 4-star Dunvegan Guesthouse where you can enjoy spectacular sea views of Brodick Bay and the Ayrshire coast.
Embark upon a guided VIP tour of the Isle of Arran Distillery where you will learn about the time-honoured process of making whisky. This traditional distillery takes pride in calling their whisky ‘the true spirit of nature’ due to the fact that no peat is used. You will then be welcomed to sample a wee dram from the distillery bar followed by a scrumptious lunch in the café.
Discover the tranquillity of Brodick Castle and Country Park, a 13th Century fortified tower steeped in history which can be traced back as far as the Vikings. Spend a day, courtesy of National Trust for Scotland, exploring the Castle’s eclectic collection of paintings, porcelain, silver and furniture, some of which dates back to the 17th Century. Visit the Walled Garden which was built in 1710, and also the woodland garden which is home to the world famous rhododendron collection.
And, with return ferry travel from Ardrossan to Brodick for two people courtesy of Caledonian MacBrayne, plus up to £250 towards travel and spending money, you will be free to discover the many surprising things to see and do on the Isle of Arran.
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