The Isle of Arran is just a short ferry crossing from Ardrossan on the Ayrshire coast or you can take the smaller ferry from Claonaig on the Kintyre Peninsula.
Your hosts will be happy to help you find ferry times and book tickets for a day trip to Arran
Opened as recently as 1995, this distillery has quite a few achievements already: named Distillery of the Year in 2007 by Whisky Magazine and Best Single Malt 12 years and under in Jim Murry’s whisky bible. Like many distillers in Scotland, Arran distillery is undertaking expansion but slowly in this case due to the pair of golden eagles which are nesting on the mountain behind the distillery. Great care is taken not to disturb them.
Capacity 0.75 million litres and is open to the public
B&Bs near here - Ayrs and Graces Guest House