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Set among the stunning and tranquil setting of the Isle of Arran, the Auchrannie Resort is a retreat with something for everyone. It is home to not one, but two separate four-star hotels, each with its own leisure club, as well as a luxury spa, children’s facilities and outdoor activity centre – not to mention three different restaurants. So whether you’re looking for pampering spa breaks, romantic weekends or holidays with kids in Scotland, this resort has it covered.
The Isle of Arran is a stunning setting for any break, whether you like to get active in the great outdoors or you prefer to take it easy with some more relaxed touring. It may seem remote – and it feels like it couldn’t be further from the hustle and bustle of the big city – but it's actually easy to reach, with the mainland less than an hour’s ferry ride and good transport links at each end.
There’s plenty to discover, with a rich history and culture reflected in the local museums and attractions, like the nearby Brodick Castle. The island has lots of wildlife to see and, being an island, there are plenty of opportunities for water sports. If you prefer to stay on dry land, there’s a great selection of hills to climb and routes to walk. It’s a great spot for Scottish golf breaks too – with seven courses around the island, including a unique 12-hole course in Shiskine.
The resort offers the perfect blend of traditional hospitality and modern design, with tasteful décor throughout – from the roaring fires and period features in the House Hotel, to the contemporary style and comfortable furnishings in the Spa Resort. The different restaurants offer the best of Scottish cooking – all making the best use of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, in a variety of styles. With excellent facilities and exceptional guest accommodation, the Auchrannie Resort has it all.
Where is the Auchrannie Resort?
Isle of Arran
The Auchrannie Resort is on the outskirts of the village of Brodick, just under a mile from the island’s main ferry terminal. The ferry takes around an hour and leaves from Ardrossan on the mainland, which is around a 45-minute drive from Glasgow and which is well-served with rail services. The nearest airports are Glasgow International and Glasgow Prestwick.
What’s worth visiting on the Isle of Arran?
- Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park – Whether to see the history and grandeur of this baronial-style castle or to take a long walk around the grounds, this typical Victorian highland estate is well worth a visit.
- Wildlife – The Isle of Arran is home to around 200 different species of bird, as well as Red Deer and one of the few remaining Red Squirrel populations.
- Golf – Arran is not a huge island, yet manages to squeeze in seven excellent golf courses. One for every day of a week-long golf break.
- Climb Goatfell – At almost 3,000 feet, this is the highest peak on the island. For experienced climbers, this offers the best view for miles and miles around.
- Arran Mountain Festival: May – With events, races and talks, this event will fascinate and excite any enthusiastic climbers or mountaineers.
- Arran Folk Festival: June – The island has a proud musical heritage, which comes alive for this three day event with a series of shows from performers local and international.
What is there to do at the hotel?
Put simply, this is a resort with facilities for almost everyone. For those looking to unwind and feel pampered on luxury spa breaks, the Aspa is the place for you. With breath-taking design throughout the treatment rooms, an excellent range of facials, massages and treatments, and a sumptuous spa lounge where you can enjoy a bite to eat or a glass of fizz, you can really let your stress ebb away as you relax in style.
There are two leisure clubs, both of which feature 20m pools, sauna and steam rooms, as well as two well-equipped gyms – so you can take a dip or start the day with a good workout. There’s even a sports hall on site that hosts classes, team sports and lessons (fees may apply).
For anyone looking for active holidays with children, the facilities are second to none. The Playbarn has a three-level soft play facility for the under-10s, as well as an adventure play park and picnic area outside. There’s also a teen zone for the older kids, which includes internet access, games and music.
Finally, for those visiting Arran to get into the great outdoors on activity breaks, the on-site Arran Adventure Company can really put you through your paces, with everything from gorge-walking and archery to mountain-biking and kayaking.
Where is there to eat & drink at the hotel?
The resort has three different dining options, so there will be always be something to match your mood. Cruize Bar & Brasserie offers something for everyone, with a varied menu that ranges from Scottish classics to exciting international flavours – served up in a relaxed but stylish dining area, with the children’s play area close by.
Brambles Seafood & Grill offers a relaxed and informal dining experience throughout the day, with a menu that makes the most of Arran’s natural produce, with fresh fish, locally reared beef and organic chicken.
Eighteen69 offers Scottish Tapas, fusing the Spanish style of small sharing plates with robust Scottish flavours to produce a unique and innovative dining experience, provided in a light and stylish conservatory setting (open Thursday to Monday, during peak season).
Breakfast: 7am – 11am
Lunch: 12pm – 4.30pm
Dinner: 5.30pm – 10pm
Specific times may vary between restaurants & hotels
“Auchrannie has it all: a beautiful location, three restaurants, two leisure clubs and a whole host of fantastic facilities for family-friendly holidays, luxurious spa breaks and romantic getaways. This wonderful resort has not one but two four-star hotels, not to mention some lovely self-catering lodges (call us if you want to book one). It’s much easier to reach than you might think and it really does offer a beautiful setting for every sort of break.”