Top things to do in South Coast

Distillery in South Coast

Lagg Distillery

Still under construction when we last passed by, this new malt-whisky distillery will open to visitors in 2019. Run by the same folk who operate the distillery in Lochranza, it will focus on a peatier style. There's…
Pub Food in South Coast

Kildonan Hotel

It's hard to resist a pint, bar meal or restaurant sitting at the Kildonan, where magnificent perspectives over the water can be fully appreciated from the outdoor tables or modern conservatory dining room. Meals ru…
Bistro in South Coast


Offering a sun-drenched conservatory on the water's edge, this place serves dinners in the evening, with lighter offerings during the day. It has changed hands quite a bit in recent years but is always a pleasurable…
Bistro in South Coast


This bar-restaurant in a guesthouse on the waterfront road is a reliable venue for a drink or for generously proportioned fare that runs from lunchtime ciabatta rolls to burgers, pizzas, salads, fish and chips and t…
Cafe in South Coast

The Shore

Doing a nice line in takeaway roast chickens, home baking and a very tasty and innovative range of burgers, the Shore is a pleasing option by the water in Whiting Bay. The coffee is the best in town, if not on the w…
Archaeological Site in South Coast

Torrylinn Cairn

It's a 10-minute walk from Lagg or Kilmory to Torrylinn Cairn, a chambered tomb over 4000 years old. Its stones, protruding at various points across a grassy mound, are a little difficult to decipher.
Art in South Coast

Arran Art Gallery

Exquisite landscape portraits of Arran are available at this gallery on the main road through Whiting Bay.