The Isle of Arran a (kind of) photographic guide
At 432 square kilometers (167 sq mi), is this the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and the seventh largest Scottish island.
This is my attempt to put together some kind of The Isle of Arran a photographic guide. Hopefully, it will help somebody to plan their visit. I’ve intended to visit a lot of locations but due to weather conditions, I have actually managed to photograph just a few …
North coast of the island:
During my visit, I stayed in the village of Lochranza. This place has everything. Located here is the only distillery on the island The Arran Distillery. I definitely recommend the visit, whiskey is great. But let’s go back to photography. Main photographic interest is Lochranza Castle. This castle dates back to 13th century and during the 18th century fell into disuse and was abandoned. It’s fantastic location and can be photographed from each side.Plenty of spaces for parking close to the castle. Definitely recommended for the visit.
East coast of the island:
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Glen Rosa – Fabulous location and definitely unforgettable place to explore. Glen Rosa is near the highest mountain Goat Fell. The trek up is fairly low-lying, gaining less than 200 meters (660 feet) in altitude. I have to say I have enjoyed it a lot. This trip is a must for sure…
South coast of the Island:
West Coast of the Island:
The Isle of Arran is often called “Miniature Scotland” and I agree with that statement fully. There is a lot of locations I have to left out and did not listed above. In my opinion, the island is an amazing place for walkers, but not so much for photographers. Meaning that there are not that many “Big” locations around the coast. On the other hand, if you like mountains and you are willing to walk, the reward can be amazing. My intention was to walk the mountains and photograph the island from the summits.That did not happen. Weather just did not play the ball with me this time…..I’m looking at it as a reason why I have to visit Arran again. And I will for sure…
And that’s about it. I have really enjoyed the trip despite not ideal weather conditions. If you are reading this thinking should I go? My answer is “definitely” yes, but don’t forget to pack your waterproofs. 🙂
Did I miss some of your favorite places on the Isle Arran? Have you got any suggestion where to go next time?
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