322, Lamlash-Brodick-Auchagollon-High Dougarieoperated by Stagecoach West Scotland
Experience the awe-inspiring journey of the 322 bus route across the picturesque Isle of Arran, featuring stunning scenery, tranquil moments, charming villages, rugged landscapes, wildlife encounters, and historic landmarks, offering a comprehensive insight into the island's beauty and uniqueness.
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32 minutes from Brodick to Auchagollon and 36 from Brodick to High Dougarie
7 services daily from Brodick to Auchagollon, 2 continue to High Dougarie, 1 from Brodick and 1 from Lamlash
Brodick, Ferry TerminalgHow to get here
An intriguing and lesser-known fact about Brodick Castle is its connection to geology. The castle's red sandstone exterior isn't just for aesthetics; it also holds a geological mystery. The stone used to build the castle is distinctly different from the surrounding rocks on the Isle of Arran. Researchers have long debated the origin of this sandstone, which doesn't match the island's natural geology. It's believed that the stone might have been transported from a distant location, but the exact source remains a subject of geological fascination and curiosity for scholars and visitors alike, adding an extra layer of intrigue to this historic Scottish landmark.
Simply amazing! This is a unique journey across the heart of the stunning Isle of Arran and its swashbuckling scenery and glimpse into unbridled tranquillity. If you are on the one service, that starts in Lamlash, you’ll immediately be greeted by the charming village’s bay, with opportunities for scenic walks along the coastline. Brodick Ferry Terminal appears with amazing views onto the glistening, but sometimes rough sea and inland at the iconic Brodick Castle with its beautiful gardens. From the window, there’s a great vantage point of Goatfell and the surrounding peaks.
Across the rugged mountainous island towards Shiskine with its rocky coastline and then to Backwaterfoot Ferry Cottage, the ultimate peaceful retreat by the sea. Check out throughout the journey, the fascinating birds – little wonder it’s a haven for birdwatchers.
Auchagollon Jetty beckons with serene waterside views and a chance to witness local wildlife before the bus finds its way further round the coast to High Dougarie which is surrounded by scenic hiking trails that lead you through lush forests and along wild, rugged coastlines. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the breathtaking countryside. Capture the dramatic beauty of the Isle of Arran from High Dougarie and its great views across to Scottish mainland of Whitestone and Torrisdale.
The 322 bus route promises an array of natural beauty, historic landmarks, and outdoor activities, making it a must-visit for anyone exploring the Isle of Arran or those who are only visiting for a day and would love to gain a great insight into this incredible, unique island.
A Fab Day Out!
It’s worth alighting the bus at Brodick Golf Course to check out the Castle or maybe a round of golf or glance at this lovely course. It offers a fab blend of parkland and shorefront play. Brodick Castle, meanwhile, is a captivating historic landmark. This imposing red sandstone castle dates back to the 13th century and has witnessed centuries of Scottish history. Surrounded by lush gardens and woodland, the castle offers a majestic backdrop against the stunning backdrop of the Isle of Arran’s mountainous terrain.
Customers can explore the Castle’s opulent interior, showcasing period furniture, artwork, and a rich tapestry of the past. It also houses a fascinating collection of artifacts, including a renowned silver collection. With its dramatic setting and rich heritage, Brodick Castle is a must-visit destination, offering a glimpse into Scotland’s storied history and natural beauty.
Back on the bus and be sure to check out High Dougarie, which is a hidden gem on Arran, offering a perfect escape into nature and history for those looking to unwind and explore the Scottish countryside. It doesn’t get more serene and closer to the peace and calm of nature than this wonderful place!
The historic High Dougarie Farm offers a glimpse into traditional Scottish agriculture. You can visit and learn about the farm’s operations and perhaps even buy fresh, locally produced goods.