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Top Choice Cafe in West Coast

Cafe Thyme

At the Old Byre Visitor Centre, this is a very pleasant spot, with chunky wooden tables, outdoor seating and sweeping views from its elevated position. It has home baking, a wide tea selection and decent coffee. Les…
Cave in West Coast

King's Cave

Arran is one of several islands that claim the cave where Robert the Bruce had his famous arachnid encounter: the story goes that watching a persistent spider finally manage to swing itself to its goal gave him hear…
Archaeological Site in West Coast

Machrie Moor Stone Circle

On the western side of Arran island is Machrie Moor Stone Circle, a pleasant 1.2-mile stroll from the parking area on the coastal road, or an extended walk from King's Cave. There are actually several separate group…
Arts & Crafts in West Coast

Old Byre Visitor Centre

With great views over a grassy sward to the sea beyond, this hillside complex has a shop of high-quality woollen and leather clothing and accessories – a good place for a gift for somebody back home – and a pottery …