We love an island escape, especially when there’s lots to see and do. The Auchrannie Resort is a large spa resort on the Isle of Arran. The hotel’s rooms and self-catering lodges are modern, and have been decorated to a high standard. The resort offers a whole host of activities to keep the family entertained.
You’ll need to get active after tucking into one of their fabulous buffet breakfasts. With Arran cheeses, oatcakes and lots of other island goodies on offer, you’ll find it’s impossible to eat a light breakfast at Auchrannie.
Canine visitors are given the VIP (very important pooch) treatment on arrival. There’s a charge of £10 per dog per night in the hotel, or £30 for one VIP, £40 for two in lodges. Doggy treats, bowls and towels for wiping muddy paws are provided. Dogs are welcome in the hotel’s guest lounges, and at the Waterside Bar and Eighteen69 – Auchrannie’s Scottish Tapas restaurant.
If you have limited time, but want to experience the best of Scotland, then Arran is for you. The Isle of Arran is often described as Scotland in miniature, because its diverse geography mirrors that of Scotland, and the island is easily reached via a short ferry crossing from the Mainland.
Machrie Moor Standing Stones are one of the island’s most popular visitor attractions. The walk to the huge Neolithic stones takes around 30 minutes, making it popular with dog walkers. Combine your visit to Machrie Moor with a walk to King’s Cave at Blackwaterfoot. Local legend says the cave is where Robert the Bruce watched a determined spider spinning a web and it was the spider’s determination that spurred him to victory in battle.