Just returned from a 3 week tour of the UK and enjoyed a fabulous stay in many locations throughout the country. In Scotland we particularly enjoyed the Island of Arran, and The Kinloch Hotel. The Island is small in mileage but large in experiences. Described as "Scotland in Miniature" this little getaway is certainly all that and more. Although the weather did not always play fair, the magnificent views, walks and scenery did not disappoint. During our 4 days there we visited Brodick Castle, the small but fabulous Island Heritage Museum, Arran Aromatics & Dutchess Court, The Distillery, Torrylinn Creamery in addition to the more natural attractions of Machrie Standing Stones, Glenashdale Falls and The Kings Caves. It really is the most amazing Island.
We based ourselves at the family owned Kinloch Hotel on the south west of the Island. Comfortable accommodation, excellent food and the staff were brilliant. Chatty but not intrusive and genuinely interested in what we had been up to when we came back from a day out. Although the Island is bursting with amazing eateries, The Wineport, Coast and Café Thyme to name but a few, we dined each evening at the hotel. The food was fabulous! When we booked our confirmation letter did advise pre-booking evening meals as the hotel is also open to outside diners and thankfully we did! At times there was not a seat to be found but the staff were always accommodating and managed to serve all those who waited. There is also a 10% discount on food if you eat between 5 and 6.
Fabulous stay, fabulous Island. less