Brodick, Isle of Arran
Brodick is the largest village on the island, and offers visitors the best selection of services on Arran. Brodick is strung out along the landward side of the main road forming the village promenade. Here you will find shops, cafes and hotels. Brodick also home to the main ferry terminal and the tourist information centre which is located close to the ferry terminal.
The shore itself comprises a fairly narrow band of mixed grass, sand, rock and shingle looking out over Brodick Bay.
Magnificent views can be had in Brodick although most are dominated by the imposing stature of Goatfell, Arran's highest peak at 874m. You can see every inch of the mountain as it rises steadily from the sea to reach its classically sharp summit. Equally impressive is the view just west from Goatfell, to the lower jagged ridges and peaks surrounding Glen Rosa.
Brodick Castle is a tall stately building built from red sandstone, fronted by a Brodick bay, surrounded by gardens and overlooked Goatfell. The woodland garden, begun in 1923 by the Duchess, is now home to an internationally acclaimed rhododendron collection. The walled garden dating from 1710 has been restored as a Victorian garden. The country park has waymarked trails, woodlands, waterfalls, gorges, wildlife ponds, a nature room and wildlife garden.