323 Brodick to Blackwaterfoot

Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland

Embark on an unforgettable scenic journey from Brodick to Blackwaterfoot on the Isle of Arran, experiencing a breathtaking array of natural beauty, from shimmering bays and charming villages to rugged mountains and tranquil retreats.

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No. of Attractions:

8 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

1 hour 22 minutes

Route Frequency:

7 services daily

Starting point:

Brodick, Auchrannie Spa Resort

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Journey fact:

An obscure fact about Lagg is its connection to a shipwreck. In 1870, the SS Tuscan, a steamship, ran aground near Lagg during a heavy storm. Remarkably, a local shepherd and his dog managed to rescue 32 passengers, demonstrating extraordinary heroism in the face of adversity.

Journey Overview

The journey from Brodick to Blackwaterfoot on the Isle of Arran is a scenic feast for the eyes, showcasing the natural beauty of this Scottish gem. As the bus departs from Brodick, customers are immediately treated to breathtaking views of Brodick Bay. The shimmering blue waters stretch out towards the rugged mountains, creating a stunning contrast.

Moving along the coast to Lamlash, the landscape transforms into a serene and picturesque setting. The village’s charming white houses, scattered along the shoreline, add a quaint touch to the coastal panorama. The Holy Isle, an uninhabited island with a tranquil Buddhist retreat, sits like a serene sentinel in the bay.

Whiting Bay is a delight for nature enthusiasts, with lush woodlands and glimpses of the Arran mountains. Kildonan offers a captivating blend of coastal cliffs and sandy beaches, while Lagg boasts idyllic countryside views, often dotted with grazing sheep.

As the bus reaches Sliddery, the rugged terrain becomes more pronounced, with heather-clad hills and rocky outcrops. Corriecravie Fourwinds Cottage, nestled amidst this wilderness, appears as a rustic retreat, offering solitude and a connection with nature.

Blackwaterfoot is the final destination, and its name hints at the picturesque Blackwaterfoot Beach where the journey concludes. The beach’s pebbles are gently washed by the azure waters, and the backdrop of the imposing Drumadoon Cliffs adds a dramatic flair. The journey encapsulates Arran’s diverse scenery, from coastal vistas to mountainous terrain, ensuring that customers are treated to an ever-changing, captivating landscape throughout their ride. This is the most unforgettable of journeys.

A Fab Day Out!

The bus journey between Brodick and Blackwaterfoot on the Isle of Arran is a scenic adventure filled with fascinating stops and attractions.

Begin your journey in Brodick, where you can explore the iconic Brodick Castle and its stunning gardens. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a stroll along Brodick Bay, offering beautiful coastal views.

As you leave Brodick, the picturesque village of Lamlash welcomes you with its charming houses along the shoreline. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the promenade and take in the view of the serene Holy Isle.

Next up is Whiting Bay, a haven for nature lovers. Explore the lush woodlands or simply relax on the sandy beach. For a bit of adventure, consider water sports like kayaking or paddleboarding.

Kildonan is known for its stunning coastline, and the Kildonan Hotel offers a wonderful place to stop for refreshments. Enjoy a meal or a drink while taking in the panoramic sea views.

Lagg is surrounded by scenic countryside, making it an ideal spot for a peaceful break. Enjoy a quiet walk or simply soak in the rural beauty.

Visit Sliddery to explore the historic Smiddy, which was once a blacksmith’s workshop. It offers a glimpse into the island’s history and craftsmanship.

Your journey concludes in Blackwaterfoot, where you can relax on Blackwaterfoot Beach with its pebble shores. Nearby, the Machrie Golf Links is a must-visit for golf enthusiasts.

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