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Isle of Arran
Arran is a 20 mile long enchanting and peaceful island in the middle of the Firth of Clyde, popular with tourists who enjoy its fine beaches, walking, cycling, climbing, golf and geology. It is reached by a short ferry ride from Ardrossan on the Ayrshire coast, so is also one of the most accessible of Scottish islands.
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Exploring the Island
Arran is mountainous in the northern half and has a more gentle landscape in the southern part, the area where most of the population (and tourists) live.
A single, very scenic road, ideal for cycling, runs round the coast of the island, through several pretty villages. One further road takes you across the island's centre to Blackwaterfoot (with golf course and a glorious beach) and Machrie, which has a further golf course and interesting stone circles. Lovely Glen Rosa is only one of several glens offering wonderful walking, while the energetic can tackle Goat Fell, the peak which dominates the island.
Places to Visit
The 'capital' Brodick is the only town of any size and is the main tourist draw. The main attractions in the Brodick area are the Arran Heritage Museum and the Arran Visitor Centre (at Home Farm) where you can watch the Arran cheeses being made and try soap-making.
Brodick Castle is the 19th century former seat of the Dukes of Hamilton situated north of the town. Its country park includes a walled garden, a nature centre and varied walks. Brodick also hosts a four-day annual folk festival in early June.
The main attraction near Lamlash (4 miles south of Brodick) is Holy Island where Buddhist monks have established the Samye Ling Tibetan Centre and retreat - day visitors are also welcomed. The King's cave at Blackwaterfoot is one of many caves where Robert the Bruce was said to have encountered his famous spider and there are several Bronze Age sites and stone circles near the town. There are also ruins of a 13th century castle at Lochranza in the north of the island.
|Date||Product||Score||Customer Comment||Our Response|
|20-Jun-2019||Cuilcheanna Birch AB2 (overall)||The booking experience was good.|
|20-Jun-2019||Loch Head Cottage FB7 (overall)||Very efficient service and quick to respond to questions.|
|20-Jun-2019||Silverburn Cottage EP5 (overall)||A fairly fundamental navigational error in Unique's instruction email meant we had to email the cottage owner to find the place. She said she has asked for this to be changed multiple times but it still gets sent out to tenants.|
|20-Jun-2019||Traigh Uaine CN1 (overall)||Email contact and flow of prompts and supporting info very good. Payments and deposit repayment very organised and trustworthy.|
|20-Jun-2019||Sgeir a'Chais AJ4 (overall)||Very efficient and gave all information needed and when things would happen.|
|20-Jun-2019||Garden Apartment, Reswallie House DX3 (overall)||The Garden Flat, Part of a beautiful old house but with many modern touches. Everything you and children could want, from Dolls Houses, every conceivable type of toys for children, CDs, Videos jigsaws,,,you name it and it was there. Books galore and beautiful gardens and woods with deer, birds and flowers that the owners encourage you to share their gardens with them Nothing was too much for the owners An excellent choice for a great and relaxing break but do take Midge repellant !!|
|20-Jun-2019||Whitmuir Steading Cottage CE6 (overall)||I have used Unique Cottages on several occasions before. They have a great range of cottages and their website is good. They refund damage deposits quickly and without fuss.|
|20-Jun-2019||Scarduish AE6 (overall)||Kept well informed at each stage so I was kept up to date.|
|20-Jun-2019||The Haven FK4 (overall)||Easy to bok|
|20-Jun-2019||Red Kite Cottage EB2 (overall)||Booking is very easy ,and you can. E confident in the team .They are trustworthy and very efficient.|