Isle of Arran Distillery Visitor Centre
LOCHRANZA, NORTH AYRSHIRE
Located amidst beautiful surroundings, the distillery was built to revive the dormant traditions of Arran single malt whisky production. After a guided tour of the distillery, visitors can now taste the highly-acclaimed 10 year old single malt and cask-matured whisky. 12 year old whisky awarded 'Best Island non-Islay single malt whisky 12 years and under' in the World Whisky Awards 2009.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Ground floor, shop, eating area, display area and toilets are accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, Jan-Feb & Nov-Dec, Mon, Wed, Fri-Sat 10-4; Mar-Oct, Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-6
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About the area
Discover North Ayrshire
North Ayrshire clings to Scotland’s west coast and reaches out into the Firth of Clyde, claiming Arran as its own. Often described as ‘Scotland in miniature’, the scenic island of Arran, caught between the Ayrshire coast and the Kintyre Peninsula, has been a popular holiday resort for generations of Clydesiders, with excellent opportunities for outdoor activities around the island.
The Highland Boundary Fault runs through the island, and while the mountain of Goatfell dominates the skyline to the north, the south is much more level. The granite northern peaks are home to red deer, unique vegetation and raptors, while the narrow coastal plain has typically Hebridean raised beaches, on which tiny clachan (hamlet) settlements have developed, many now in ruins after the infamous Highland Clearances of the 19th century.
Back on the mainland, North Ayrshire takes in the towns of Irvine, Kilwinning, Largs and the ‘Three Towns’ – Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenson. The area’s long sandy beaches and historic attractions make it an ideal destination to escape to from Scotland’s cities.
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