The 10 Best Things to Do in Brodick, United Kingdom (UK)

July 28, 2017 Tonie Szymanski

Brodick (Scottish Gaelic: Tràigh a' Chaisteil ("Castle Beach") or Breadhaig) is the main town on the Isle of Arran, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. It is halfway along the east coast of the island, in Brodick Bay below Goat Fell, the tallest mountain on Arran. The name is derived from Norse roots meaning "Broad Bay".
Restaurants in Brodick

1. Mogabout Safari Day Tours

Auchrannie, Brodick, Scotland
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5 based on 129 reviews

Mogabout Safari Day Tours

Get off the beaten track in style and access remote areas in comfort! Mogabout and discover an awesome, unique Wilderness experience on the Isle of Arran. Explore the unknown and discover the phenomenal environment Arran has to offer all year round, weather no problem. Through a break in the trees, by turning a bend you will discover a magical mix of Arran's Mountains, Beaches, lochs, Castles, Forests and glens. Our goal is providing safe, stress free access into pure, pristine mountainous and woodland areas of Arran while respecting, understanding and protecting the fragile nature of these exclusive unspoilt and iconic areas all year round. Ride on our unique 4 x 4 Mercedes Unimog 16 Seater vehicle, enhanced with large windows and comfortable Seating. The Mercedes Unimog is the ultimate "go anywhere" four-wheel-drive vehicle and an emblem of the adventurous spirit of our company. Climb aboard this phenomenal Mercedes Unimog and discover everything that makes the Isle of Arran a truly exceptional destination.

Reviewed By addicks765 - London, United Kingdom

This really is a recommended trip. Alex the owner and guide is totally informed on all aspects of history, topography and ecology. He takes you to parts of the Island that you are unlikely to find on your own.
Fortunately the weather was kind so it allowed us to view the Island and Mainland easily. The bonus was seeing a White Stag.
We would certainly repeat the trip on our next visit.

2. Glenashdale Falls

Whiting Bay KA27 8PZ, Scotland +44 1770 302218
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4.5 based on 118 reviews

Glenashdale Falls

Reviewed By skippy4469 - Cupar, United Kingdom

Looks like its getting a new cafe at the start of the walk. Nice walk up to the falls and paths were OK. Rained when we got to the top, but it being Scotland in October. It was sort of expected :-) worth the walk !!

3. Auchrannie Leisure Centre

Auchrannie Road, Brodick KA27 8BZ, Scotland +44 1770 302234
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4.5 based on 210 reviews

Auchrannie Leisure Centre

A 20 metre pool for the enjoyment of all the family. Plus a sanarium & steam room are available to help you chill out and relax.Want something a bit more active, check out the games hall for tennis, football, badminton, bowls or just a kick around.

Reviewed By Cecilia M

We came to Auchrannie Leisure centre to escape from the rain. It is free and easy to park (within dashing distance in the rain). Entrance to the pool was inexpensive and the facilities were very nice. There were private changing cubicles as well as single sex communal change. It was clean and well maintained with free to use hairdryers and a machine to spin your costume dry. The pool itself is not large but had an roped off lane as well as space for casual swimming. Included in the admission price was use of a sauna and steam room - both very nice. There was a children's pool which we didn't use. All in all a great way to escape the rain and i'm sure it would be great on a sunny day too.

4. Ocean Breeze Rib Tours

Lamlash Pier, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland
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5 based on 44 reviews

Ocean Breeze Rib Tours

Informative sightseeing tours of 1 hour upwards departing from Lamlash on the amazing Isle of Arran! We also provide private charter services as well as commercial transport operations, and educational tours for youth organisations. If you'd like to come to Arran from the Mainland - or head back - we can arrange this for you, subject to weather conditions.

Reviewed By JimRodger - Adlington, United Kingdom

Fantastic trip that everyone enjoyed. Best wrap up warm but plenty of waterproof provided take gloves and a hat Lots of information regarding wildlife history and geology mixed in with doughnuts and speed A highlight of our island hoping holiday Thanks

5. Isle of Arran Heritage Museum

Brodick, Scotland +44 1770 302636
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4.5 based on 237 reviews

Isle of Arran Heritage Museum

This museum allows visitors to walk through original buildings from the island's distinctly issolated history and view everyday objects from 19th-century life.

Reviewed By Rob S - Cardiff, United Kingdom

We arrived on a wet saturday and felt captivated by this wonderful little museum. I can't remember how long we were there but it didn't matter as everything was fascinating, well presented and totally absorbing. This is a MUST for anyone visiting Arran - you will not be disappointed. Also, make sure that you go to the Cafe Rosaburn in the museum where friendly staff produced very good food quickly and at very reasonable prices.

6. The Holy Isle

Lamlash Bay, Lamlash, Scotland KA27 8GB
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

The Holy Isle

Reviewed By EllenScotland - Scotland

Had the most delightful afternoon on the Holy Isle walking along the shore line, drinking from the Healing Spring, listening to the peace and quiet. The complimentary tea and biscuits afterwards were delicious and we were very grateful for them. Thank you for sharing your sacred place with us. Namaste xx

7. Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park

Brodick KA27 8HY, Scotland +44 844 493 2152
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4.5 based on 705 reviews

Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park

The quintessential Victorian ‘Highland’ estate, Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park on the Isle of Arran is the perfect place for a family day out.Dramatically set against the backdrop of Goatfell mountain, the grand red sandstone Scottish baronial-style castle has stunning views over Brodick Bay to the Firth of Clyde. The grounds and surrounds are worthy of a visit alone – from the W A Nesfield-influenced landscaped Gardens to the woodland trails, wildlife ponds and Waterfalls, there’s plenty to explore outdoors in Britain’s only island country park. Brodick Castle is packed full of treasures too – it’s renowned for its impressive collections of period furniture, silverware, porcelain, paintings and sporting trophies.

Reviewed By jim b - Andover, Minnesota

Gardens and paths are quite nice. Portions of the grounds are accessible to a mobility scooter or similar devices. The lunch room at the entry building was enjoyable.

8. Arran Wild Walks

15A Hamilton Terrace | Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Lamlash KA27 8LR, Scotland
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Arran Wild Walks

Discover the breathtaking wildlife, Mountains, moors and coastline of Arran with a local and fully qualified professional Mountain Leader. From jagged ridges to remote coastlines, walking on Arran is the best way to experience the beauty of Arran’s scenery and magnificent wildlife, and take away a memory that you will cherish for a lifetime.Walks and hikes for all abilities.

Reviewed By bluekwak

We tried to go out on a wildlife safari with Lucy back in June but she was fully booked so we went back to Arran is week and we can see why she is in such demand.
She tailored the day to meet our needs and we spotted 9 otters from a couple of close together locations. With a small amount of walking we also saw a couple of golden eagles. She has some fantastic knowledge but doesn't go overly geeky if you don't want her to. Her knowledge includes the wildlife, obviously, but also geology and geography.
She's also humorous and great fun to be with for a full day's safari.
Bear in mind that wildlife is not predictable so you may or may not spot something. We saw most of the things we wanted to, except red squirrels.
Superb day, superb guide.

9. Machrie Moor Stone Circles

Machrie Moor, Scotland
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4.5 based on 291 reviews

Machrie Moor Stone Circles

Reviewed By fiona07 - Scotland, United Kingdom

If you're interested in stone circles, or if you are into photography, you will love this place. We were there on an unsettled day weather-wise and it made for beautiful photographs. After an easy 10 minute walk along a well-defined track through flat farmland, we reached the first circle and the rest follow on about 5 minutes further. The circles are well explained with information boards. Some of the remaining stones are massive and the beautiful colours of the hills beyond and the landscape surrounding the stones, including the crumbling ruins of a farm and various trees that were in varying shades of autumn when we visited, make for really stunning pictures. The place has a lonely atmosphere being out in the middle of the moorland. Quite busy with tourists, though, so it's worth waiting a short while to have some quiet time there. I first visited many years ago, when there was no car park and not even a sign to the stones. It has become much more accessible and obvious now, with plenty of visitors, but is still worth a visit as there are few sites in Scotland with so many stone circles in one location.

10. The ASPA at Auchrannie

Auchrannie Road | Auchrannie Resort, Brodick KA27 8BZ, Scotland +44 1770 303303
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4.5 based on 148 reviews

The ASPA at Auchrannie

The ‘ASPA’ invites guests to take some time out for some quality “me time”, join a group of friends, get together for a girls day out or spend some quality time with a loved one. One trip to the ‘ASPA’ and you’re sure to become instantly addicted. Just 55 minutes away by boat from the Ayrshire Mainland, the new ‘ASPA’ will offer spa-goers a truly unique experience. An amazing spa, beautiful island scenery and exceptional customer service. Day visitors experiences will start as soon as they board the ferry from Ayrshire – the short crossing giving guests a chance to relax as they sail towards the beautiful rugged scenery of Arran; aptly referred to as “Scotland in miniature”.

Reviewed By Katrina M - Glasgow, United Kingdom

The treatment room, Spa reception, choice of treatments and therapist all good.
The changing rooms are shared space with pool and are basic and very unappealing. The dressing gown is very tired.
The cost therefore is high given the full experience is not of a high quality.

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