Isle of Arran 3-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Cultural & Theme Tours in West End & Dean Village

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Discover the diverse landscapes of the Isle of Arran on a 3-day tour from Edinburgh, and see some of mainland Scotland’s highlights, too! On route to the wild and windswept island, visit impressive Culzean Castle and spend time in ‘Burns Country,’ where Robert Burns (Scotland’s national poet) was born. After two nights in a 3-star guesthouse or hotel as well as a full-day tour of the Isle of Arran, return to Edinburgh via the Kintyre Peninsula and enjoy a final stop in the village of Inveraray.
ItineraryDay 1: Edinburgh – Burns Country – Brodick, Isle of ArranStop At: Whitelee Windfarm, Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire, ScotlandWhitelee is the UK's largest onshore windfarm. It is also home to the unique Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre, offering a hands-on interactive experience for all, bringing renewable energy to life!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Culzean Castle and Country Park, Ayr, South Ayrshire, Ayrshire, ScotlandAn 18th century castle with beautiful grounds and gorgeously elegant rooms.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, South Ayrshire, Ayrshire, ScotlandDiscover the locations that inspired Scotland’s most famous poet.• Visit Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (admission fee extra)• Take a walk along the ‘Poets Path’ to the Burns Cottage (where Burns was born)• Visit the Burns monument and gardens• Visit Brig O’ DoonDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Brodick on the Island of Arran.Day 2: Isle of ArranStop At: Machrie Moor Stone Circles, Isle of Arran, ScotlandTake a walk out to the magnificent Machrie Moor standing stones.These prehistoric stone circles are the most famous archeological sites on the Isle of Arran.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kildonan beach, Kildonan, Isle of Arran, ScotlandTake a short walk on the beach and enjoy the views of the ruined Kildonan Castle.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lochranza Castle, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, ScotlandShort stop for some fresh air and an excellent opportunity for some great photos!Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Arran Aromatics, Brodick, Isle of Arran, ScotlandDiscover one of Scotland's most-loved brands and indulge your senses with the beautiful fragrances of Arran Aromatics.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Isle of Arran Distillers, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, ScotlandExplore the fine taste of the Isle of Arran Single Malt Whisky, made from mostly malted barley and the purest water in Scotland. Enjoy the decadently rich taste of Isle of Arran Distillery's cream liqueur. Arran Gold is a cream liqueur based on Arran's single malt whisky, and was named as the 'World's Best Whisky Liqueur'.Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Brodick on the Island of Arran.Day 3: Brodick – Kintyre Peninsula – Inveraray – EdinburghStop At: Inveraray Castle, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, ScotlandVisit the romantic Inveraray Castle & Gardens on the shores of Loch Fyne and discover one of Scotland’s finest stately homes.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Rest and be Thankful, Arrochar, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandFrom the viewpoint of this famous beauty spot you can see the old valley road, engineered by General Wade during the subjection of Scotland following the Jacobite rebellion.A stone was erected to commemorate the completion of this military road in 1750. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Luss Visitor Centre, Luss, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandThe charming conservation village of Luss is a popular place to visit by Loch Lomond, beautifully located with islands offshore and great views of the mountain Ben Lomond from the beach and shore.Duration: 40 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Driver/guide
  • Ferry transfers to and from the Isle of Arran
  • 2 nights en-suite accommodation in a B&B or 3-star Hotel (breakfast included)
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach (small groups max 16 passengers)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Culzean Castle and Country Park
  • Entry/Admission - Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Isle of Arran Distillers
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle

Highlights

  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Small-group tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Edinburgh – Burns Country – Brodick, Isle of Arran Stop At: Whitelee Windfarm, Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire, Scotland Whitelee is the UK's largest onshore windfarm. It is also home to the unique Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre, offering a hands-on interactive experience for all, bringing renewable energy to life! Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Culzean Castle and Country Park, Ayr, South Ayrshire, Ayrshire, Scotland An 18th century castle with beautiful grounds and gorgeously elegant rooms. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, South Ayrshire, Ayrshire, Scotland Discover the locations that inspired Scotland’s most famous poet. • Visit Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (admission fee extra) • Take a walk along the ‘Poets Path’ to the Burns Cottage (where Burns was born) • Visit the Burns monument and gardens • Visit Brig O’ Doon Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight in Brodick on the Island of Arran.
Day 2: Isle of Arran Stop At: Machrie Moor Stone Circles, Isle of Arran, Scotland Take a walk out to the magnificent Machrie Moor standing stones. These prehistoric stone circles are the most famous archeological sites on the Isle of Arran. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Kildonan beach, Kildonan, Isle of Arran, Scotland Take a short walk on the beach and enjoy the views of the ruined Kildonan Castle. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Lochranza Castle, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland Short stop for some fresh air and an excellent opportunity for some great photos! Duration: 10 minutes Stop At: Arran Aromatics, Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland Discover one of Scotland's most-loved brands and indulge your senses with the beautiful fragrances of Arran Aromatics. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Isle of Arran Distillers, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland Explore the fine taste of the Isle of Arran Single Malt Whisky, made from mostly malted barley and the purest water in Scotland. Enjoy the decadently rich taste of Isle of Arran Distillery's cream liqueur. Arran Gold is a cream liqueur based on Arran's single malt whisky, and was named as the 'World's Best Whisky Liqueur'. Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight in Brodick on the Island of Arran.
Day 3: Brodick – Kintyre Peninsula – Inveraray – Edinburgh Stop At: Inveraray Castle, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, Scotland Visit the romantic Inveraray Castle & Gardens on the shores of Loch Fyne and discover one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Rest and be Thankful, Arrochar, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland From the viewpoint of this famous beauty spot you can see the old valley road, engineered by General Wade during the subjection of Scotland following the Jacobite rebellion. A stone was erected to commemorate the completion of this military road in 1750. Duration: 10 minutes Stop At: Luss Visitor Centre, Luss, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland The charming conservation village of Luss is a popular place to visit by Loch Lomond, beautifully located with islands offshore and great views of the mountain Ben Lomond from the beach and shore. Duration: 40 minutes No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
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