Things to do on Arran
The Isle of Arran is only 56 miles in circumference, so it doesn’t take too long to get anywhere on the island. It is often referred to as Scotland in miniature. A fault line divides the island into two very different sections – rocky and mountainous to the north, with lush green pastures in the south.
The Gulf Stream offers a warmer climate than you might expect, which is why you’ll see palm trees around the shores – especially on the west coast.
For the active guest, if you like walking, there are plenty of routes to explore – from an easy stroll to more challenging mountain climbs.
Alternatively why not try out some of the many outdoor pursuits available. Check out Arran Attractions and Arran Activities for latest details.
With 7 golf courses to choose from, the nearest at Machrie, only four miles from Westfield, you can play them all during your stay.
Arran’s wildlife is abundant and includes seals, otters, deer and eagles.
Must see beauty spots include the fabulous Glenashdale Falls, Machrie Standing Stones, King’s Cave and Lochranza Castle.
Sample the local produce, or visit the castle and museum in Brodick.
Pop into the Distillery at Lochranza for a ‘wee dram’ or a meal at the Lighthouse Restaurant just down the road.
Bring your own car – or travel on foot. The local bus will stop by request outside Westfield’s front door. How convenient is that?!
To give you an idea of what is current on Arran, take a look at the monthly local magazine “Voice for Arran”
Whether you’re into walking, cycling, swimming, canoeing, horse-riding, or looking for something more exciting then come and stay at Westfield and enjoy your time on Arran.