An interactive map

Click on any Village name and the regional page opens.

a clickable map to the Isle of Arran's 8 regions Corrie and Sannox Pirnmill to Machrie Brodick Lamlash Whiting Bay and Kings Cross Kildonan, Kilmory, Sliddery Blackwaterfoot, Shiskine

Further explication see bottom of this page.

The following is a guide to the types of accommodation available.
The colour coding system below is used to mark the accommodation types.
Hotels and Guesthouses

Hotels & Guest Houses. Serviced accommodation, usually larger premises, custom built or converted specifically for guest accommodation. Arran has a broad range of such premises, some of which offer leisure facilities and most will have en-suite facilities throughout.

Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast. Serviced accommodation, most often private houses, farmhouses or large homes, where the owners and their family will live. Evening meals may not be available and en-suite facilities may not be offered.


Self-Catering. Non-sericed accommodation, almost always available by prior booking only, these popular homes and apartments offer a home-away-from-home. Chalets and static caravans may fall into this category. Facilities are usually extensive. A stay extends usually over a week or more weeks.

all other accommodation

All other accommodation. Includes sites for tents and/or caravans, youth hostels, bunkhouses, farm holidays. Some may not have full services.

Key to symbols used in the Accommodation Entries
General Facilities
group bookings possible evening meals available pets welcome by arrangement TV in all rooms
Group Bookings Evening Meals available Pets Welcome by arrangement TV in all Rooms
TV in Residents Lounge Heating througout Open Fires Children welcome
TV in Residents Lounge Heating throughout Open Fires Children welcome
Private Parking Licensed to serve alcohol Live Music Credit and Debit Cards accepted
Private Parking Licensed to serve alcohol Live Music Credit and Debit Cards accepted
Non-Smoking establishment Telephones in all/some rooms Payphone Laundry Facilities
Non-Smoking Establishment Telephones in all Rooms Payphone Laundry facilities
Disabled facilities wireless access available Facility at extra cost
Disabled facilities Wireless connection available Facility available at extra cost
Self-Catering Facilities
Cooking by electricity Cooing by gas Bed Linen provided Towels provided
Cooking by Electricity Cooking by Gas Bed Linen provided Towels provided
Kitchen Towels provided Garden Patio

Kitchen Towels provided Garden Patio

Camping/Caravan Facilities
Caravan(s) for hire Static Caravan(s) for Hire Motor Caravans welcome Electrical facilities / Hookup
Caravan(s) for Hire Static Caravan(s) for Hire Motor Caravans Welcome Electrical facilities / Hookup
Tents welcome

Tents Welcome

Using the Directory

This Register is split into villages and their immediate environs. Brief descriptions of each village can be found at the top of each page. In each village or region, all entries are split in 6 categories: Serviced Accommodation, Non-Serviced Accommodation, Food and Drinks, Shops, Visitor Services and Visitor Attractions.

Please use the island outline above on the map to select a village. When responding to advertisements it is important to mention The Isle of Arran Tourism Directory as this helps the proprietors of any business with their marketing.

Information regarding establishments, their facilities, services, tariffs and general appearance has been supplied by the management or owners of the establishments to which the details pertain. Where mentioned, the grading or «star-rating» of properties refers to property owners who have chosen to take out an optional membership with a tourist board or other independent travel publication. As mentioned, memberships of these schemes are not compulsory and non-rated properties often match or exceed the rating requirements of member properties.

We strongly recommend, however, that adequate provisions are made to ensure that prospective visitors are satisfied that their chosen holiday accommodation is suitable in all respects. This guide is intended as an introduction to such businesses and further information, such as brochures and web sites are usually available from the businesses themselves – such details should be requested before booking.

The producers of «The Isle of Arran Tourism Directory» are not a booking agency and cannot be held responsible for the information received by advertisers. We are happy, however, to take enquiries regarding the location of various properties, general enquiries about types of property and any specific information regarding the island, food, transportation, weather, and so on. Please use our electronic letter pigeons. Their nest is towards the bottom of the navigation panel...

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A free weekly online community newspaper, which will publicise Arran activities. Everybody is invited to contribute (articles, pictures, news). Published every Thursday. Printing facility online available.