A Day on the Island: Arran

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1 Day
Availability : April to October
Start: Glasgow, Scotland
End: Glasgow, Scotland

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

Imagine discovering something. A place so perfect it couldn’t possibly be real. We can only imagine what it must have been like for fishermen and hunters back in the Middle Stone Age, leaving mainland Scotland and exploring this tiny isle for the first time.

It had everything the mainland had. Lochs. Mountains. Beaches. Forest walks. Moors. All neatly tucked into this tiny paradise. And now that man has come to the isle, there are castles and standing stones and everything that makes a country like Scotland iconic.

Tour Details

Brodick and Brodick Castle – Haunted by a ‘Grey Lady’, this Victorian castle is home to treasures both gold and green. 

Isle of Arran – She’s known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’. Why? You can find everything that makes Scotland lovable on this tiny and beautiful island. 

Lochranza – Explore this gorgeous seaside village, home to a ruined castle.

Blackwaterfoot – Seaweed-covered rocks, the gentle wash of waves on a shore, the smell of pastry in the air, Blackwaterfoot is as quaint and quiet as they come. 

Pick Up Location & TIme

Glasgow (Google Map)

Check-in closes at 07:45 (tour departs at 08:00) – Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station Pick Up, Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station (Stance between 23 to 32), Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Drop off Location & Time

Glasgow: same as departure
Approx. 7:00pm

Price Includes

  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • Admission to Brodick Castle


  • 0 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

This day tour comes with a driver-guide who knows the stories, sights, and secrets of the areas you travel through; every itinerary is tested by travel-loving locals; and you get the chance to support the communities you visit.

  • Travel in a small group
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Time off the bus to explore


Who doesn’t love saying that they’re heading to an island for the day? Now it’s your turn. Leave the bustling city of Glasgow behind for the day and head with us to Scotland in Miniature. The Isle of Arran has everything that makes Scotland lovable. 

You depart Glasgow and head for the coastal town of Ardrossan where you jump on the ferry. This is a beautiful crossing, so get your cameras out, and see if you can spot jellyfish and dolphins along the way.


Brodick Castle

The ferry touches down in Brodick, Arran’s biggest collection of shops and restaurants. It’s a wee place, just like the whole island, but that’s what we love about Arran. A short drive down the road takes you to the gates of Brodick Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton. 

The castle’s interior could not be further from the surrounding gardens. Inside you’ll find rich Victorian decorations, dark wood, intricately decorated furniture, everything so dramatic and powerful. Make sure you have a chat with the staff inside, they’re full of stories about those who once lived there. For much of its life, the castle has been owned by the Hamilton family and some even say that, to this day, it is haunted by the ‘Grey Lady’, a woman who starved to death in the dungeons of the castle.

Not so cheerful. But then you step outside and explore both the formal garden and the beautiful woodland trails that hug you from all sides

Lochranza & Blackwaterfoot

After a bite to eat, you hop back on the bus and are whisked away to explore more of this beautiful island. But where will you stop? Perhaps you’ll pop in at Lochranza, a quaint village that is home to a ruined castle. Or maybe you’ll swing via Blackwaterfoot, grab a pastry from the local bakery, and have a wee wander along the beach. 


By the time you jump back on the ferry at Brodick later that afternoon, you’ll feel as though you know Arran a little bit better and you’ll certainly understand why so many love it fiercely. Maybe you’ll look back at the photos from the day, or perhaps you’ll snack on the cheese and chocolate you sourced from town, as you make your way back to Glasgow. 

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates and Days Adult (pp)
2024: April to May – Friday $170
2024: June to September – Friday $180
2024: October  – Friday $170

Ask us about family rates (2 adults and 2 children minimum).


Pricing is per person (pp).
Rates are in $ CAD.

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

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