If the Isle of Arran (otherwise known as Scotland in miniature, a beautiful and well deserved title) can be said to have a capital, the Brodick is it.
Although not huge, it is certainly one of the largest towns on Arran, and it’s one of the busiest too. There are plenty of things to entertain the many tourists who visit, as well as Brodick being the main shopping town, commercial area, and ferry port on Arran.
Anyone looking to get active and have their minds challenged will find that it’s easy to do in Brodick. From angling, cycling, walking, golf, horse riding, climbing and more, the outdoor activities are by far the most popular thing to do around the town.
Don’t let that put you off from visiting if you like a more sedate pace of life; there are also some important historical sites to see including the wondering Brodick Castle. Brodick Castle was the seat of the Dukes of Hamilton stretching far back into ancient times, and within its walls you can now see an interesting collection of furniture.
And the garden, constructed in 1923 by the Duchess of Montrose, is a sight to behold. There are even red squirrels that live there, and they aren’t shy so you will most likely have the chance to see them!
Ferries to Brodick, Scotland
|Brodick Ardrossan||10 daily||1 hour||See prices °|
This information is for reference purposes only. Journey times are approximate. Frequency is based on typical schedules. Schedules are subject to availability and weather conditions. Information correct at the time of writing.
Taster Cruise Ship Itineraries
Sorry, no mini cruise routes can be found departing from Brodick sailing on a cruise ship.
Top 3 Cruise & Ferry Deals
- Irish Ferries Ireland mini cruise from £38pp
- Day trip to Rosslare with Stena Line from £5.50pp
- Sail to Belfast with Stena Line from £10pp each way
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The Pier, Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8AY, United Kingdom