Welcome to Brodick Scotland
is on the Isle of Arran, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland.
It is set on the eastern coast of the island, roughly in the central section
and is well considered the capital. It sits in Brodick Bay below Goat
Fell, the tallest mountain on Arran. The name is derived from Norse roots
meaning "Broad Bay".
Features include the main bay with Goatfell and surrounding hills, with
the harbour which receives the main connecting ferry with the mainland
which sails to Ardrossan, and Brodick Castle, a former residence of the
Dukes of Hamilton. Brodick Castle stands on a south-east facing slope
above the north side of Brodick Bay.
Brodick is a popular holiday destination and tourism provides much of
the village's economic base. There are many family-owned and independent
businesses, such as shops, bed and breakfast establishments, guest houses
and outdoor activities. As well as several of the island's busiest hotels,
it has both Chinese & Italian restaurants.
It has the island's main ferry terminus ( a second, smaller ferry runs
from Lochranza) which connects Brodick to Ardrossan and then the national
rail network. The ferries are operated by Caledonian MacBrayne. The MV
Caledonian Isles plies this route. The journey generally takes less than
1 hour. The route is one of the busiest crossings on the CalMac network,
where dolphins and basking sharks can often be spotted enroute.
To tempt the tourist and in addition to mountain-walking of the highest
quality, the village offers:
Arran Brewery, situated in Cladach. It produces Arran Blonde beer, alongside
other premium ales which are sold throughout the UK.
Arran Aromatics. It produces a range of toiletries on site which are sold
throughout the UK
hotels, restaurants and the lesiure complex which is one of biggest employers
Creelers, adjacent to Arran Aromatics. A seafood restaurant with locations
in Arran and Edinburgh
A Pitch and putt course.
One of 7 Golf Courses on the island, Brodick Golf course is an 18 hole
links course, that is a short 15 walk from the ferry through the main
part of the vilage
Accommodation in and around Brodick
Price Guide - per person based on sharing room:
under $40 - $41
- 70 - more than