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To the south there are fertile valleys, meadows and sandy bays
overlooked by palm trees thriving in the warm climate of the Gulf
Stream but, to the north the land is far more rugged, characterised
by deep gorges and lofty mountains, the highest of these being Goat
Fell at 2,867 feet. Lochs and Glens guests arrive in Arran at
Brodick, the island's main village with a population of just over
600, having boarded the ferry at Ardrossan on the Ayrshire
The highlight of the day is usually a visit to Brodick Castle,
one of the finest in Scotland and the historic seat of the Dukes of
Hamilton. Fortresses have been on the site since the 5th century,
having been demolished and rebuilt several times over. The present
castle originates from 1588 and was at one time occupied by Oliver
In 1957, shortly after the death of the 12th Duke of Hamilton
his daughter gifted the castle to the nation in order to avoid the
substantial inheritance duties that were due and it is now owned
and administered by the National Trust for Scotland. As well as a
tour of the castle, the extensive gardens overlooking Brodick Bay
are well worth a visit. A day excursion to the Isle of Arran is
included in several of the Loch Long Hotel itineraries.
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