Island Time-The Isle of Arran in a Motorhome HirePosted on: September 5, 2018
This week we head south from Edinburgh as we continue our motorhome hire exploration of Scotland below the Central Belt and journey to the Isle of Arran.
A jewel in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre, the Isle of Arran is known as “Scotland in Miniature.” At only 19 miles by 10 miles, its varied landscapes give visitors a taste of the entire country, and with a wide range of attractions both natural and man made, since Victorian times it has attracted holiday makers looking for an escape from the big city.
Arran is one of our top picks for an outdoor lover’s motorhome hire break, with adventures ranging from hillwalking to mountain climbing to kayaking. But it also offers more mild experiences, including world-class fare, history, scenery and culture.
Taking your motorhome or campervan rental on the ferry from Adrossan to Brodick is easier than it sounds- simply straight on, straight off. In no time you will be on island time!
Hiking and motorhome hire
Be sure to pack your hiking boots, because there are enough mountain ranges on the north of the island to keep you busy for weeks. From Goatfell, the island’s highest peak at 2,866ft (874m) you’ll get an amazing view of the mountains, coastline and glens. The Arran Coastal Walk provides the ultimate stroll, with a well-maintained and marked route that you can tackle over multiple days or simply amble at your leisure. The route starts and ends at the official monument on Brodick’s shorefront near the ferry terminal. Be sure to have your photo taken here with the backdrop of Goatfell!
Explore heritage sites such as Brodick Castle & Country Park and the Arran Heritage Museum, or tour The Isle of Arran Distillery at Lochranza. At the end of the day, treat yourself to ‘home’ cooked fare in your motorhome hire with world famous Arran produce, such as cheese, oatcakes, chutneys, ice cream and fresh seafood. And if you fancy some nightlife, hit the pubs, where you will often find live music ranging from folk to jazz.
Wild camping in a motorhome hire
Whether you prefer to wild camp in your motorhome hire or set up base camp at a touring park (or a combination) you’ll find the perfect spot for your luxury home away from home on Arran. We suggest booking touring parks in peak season to avoid disappointment.
There is so much to see and do on Arran, but you’ll want to leave some time for simply kicking back, soaking up the peace and quiet and enjoying the views from your luxury campervan rental- after all, isn’t that what island life is all about?