Glasgow to Southern Islands
Isle of Arran, Brodick, Lamlash, Whiting Bay overnight.
Goat Fell, Wemyss Bay, Rothesay overnight.
Mount Stuart, Port Bannantyne, Balloch Castle, Loch Lomond Shores.
We taake the crossing to the Isle of Arran.
Arran is known as "Scotland in miniature." The island has a strong heritage that dates back as far as the Stone Age. Highlights include Machire Moor which has six stone circles and the towns of Brodick, Lamlash and Whiting Bay.
Here you can see mountains, woodlands, sandy beaches, outlying islands, and ancient heritage sites.
At Lagg we will take a forest footpath that follows the riverbank in a picturesque walk to a group of historical cairns by Kilmory Water.
We drive to the hub of Arran, the town of Brodick. You can choose to either visit Brodick Castle and Gardens, go on a mountain hike up Goat Fell, or stay on the bus for a tour of the North Island.
After lunch, we will board the ferry and continue north to the traditional holiday resort of Largs.
At Wemyss Bay, you will board the ferry for the short but very scenic crossing to the Isle of Bute. We will drop you off at your accommodation in the town of Rothesay.
Your day starts with a drive to a Neo-Gothic country house with extensive gardens, the majestic Mount Stuart House. It is an architectural masterpiece and of the world's greatest houses. After your visit we will take a memorable drive to the west coast, finally arriving at the quaint yachting centre of Port Bannatyne.
Back on the mainland, we head to Loch Lomond and Loch Lomond and Loch Lomond Shores, an exclusive shopping experience overlooking the lake.
We visit Balloch Castle on the banks of the Loch, a wonderful place to end the tour. This is Loch Lomond's only country park and commands impressive views over its waters.