Lochranza

If unique and unforgettable holidays are what you are after, then the village of Lochranza – situated in the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland – is the place for you. Surrounded by a beautiful shore, Lochranza is connected to the mainland by the ferries that pass by it, and all passengers on board can often see the great hill, Torr Meadhonach, splendid in the distance. Step off the ferry and onto this beautiful, secluded place and you will be met by a long line of charming holiday homes – a perfect choice for a Lochranza holiday – the village hall and guest houses. Carry on through this wonderful village and you will reach the old church, and further along you will reach the Lochranza Golf Club, gorgeous in the summer time. Lochranza is also home to the Arran Distillery, which proudly produces Arran Single Malt, ready to tantalise the tastebuds of all and any whiskey lovers.

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For any looking for a relaxing time away from the worries of the bustling, urban world, then Lochranza is the ideal destination. Look up at the night sky and you will see many stars, as there is very little light pollution in this village. Warm yourself up after a day of brisk walks at the Lochranza Hotel bar, which boasts over 350 varieties of Scottish whiskies – one of the biggest collections in Scotland! Pack a picnic and a flask of tea and spend an afternoon walking through the hill and taking in the nature, perhaps taking time to visit the captivating Lochranza Castle. Many red deer can be seen in this place, and as you near the sea, grey seals can also be spotted. Look to the mountains and you may see a golden eagle, and of course, who can forget the adorable otters? Journey out of the village using one of the regular ferries, such as the Waverly, which is a paddle steamer, sure to make for an interesting story after the holiday. If you are visiting with the kids, be sure to travel to Brodick Castle and Country Park, only nine miles from Lochranza. Here, you can see the splendid work of nature and water erosion, making for fascinating rock shapes and breath taking, stretching landscape. A trip to your very own holiday cottage in Lochranza is sure to be a peaceful and serene escape, getting you back in touch with the natural world and allowing you all the freedom to fully explore this little charming village.