Auchrannie Resort - Rated best in Scotland for families
Auchrannie Resort, (Scotlands most unique resort), is celebrating the news that contributors to Tripadvisor have rated it best in Scotland for families.
At the heart of the beautiful isle of Arran lies the multi-award winning, family owned Auchrannie Resort (first opened in 1988 as a 16 bedroom guesthouse).
Auchrannie consists of two four star hotels; the romantic and relaxing 'House Hotel' catering for couples and those wanting a more intimate experience whilst the contemporary 'Spa Resort' is popular with families and those prefer a more modern feel to their surroundings.
In addition, the resort features 30 five-star self-catering lodges, 3 outstanding restaurants and bars, 2 leisure centres offering pools, saunas and a wide range of ESPA beauty treatments plus the newly opened 300sqm Playbarn - a must for kids of all ages.
The Playbarn features a three tier indoor mega softplay, external play & picnic area, teen zone, internet area, big screen tv, juke box & wi -fi, plus join in the regular activities each week with everything from arts & crafts to storytelling!
An onsite Adventure Cabin (operated by Arran Adventure) will ensure older kids are well catered for. Take part in fully supervised archery, sea kayaking, gorge walking or abseiling or hire a mountain bike and see the island on two wheels.
A choice of three award winning restaurants happily cater for children (as well as adults!) with children's menu and smaller portions available from the main menus.
Two fully equipped leisure centres, both with 20m pools and an indoor games hall mean kids and parents will be spoilt for choice on how to spend their time at Auchrannie.
The Isle of Arran:
One of Scotland's most accessible islands is often referred to as "Scotland in Miniature" due to the dramatic contrast between the hills and mountains in the north, and sweeping moorlands on the south of the island.
A short 55 minute ferry journey off the Ayrshire coast, Arran is easily reachable by those arriving into any of central Scotland's main airports as well as those travelling by car, train and coach.
Whilst many tourists arrive on the island simply to kick back and relax, the island is packed with attractions and sights for visitors of all ages.
For those interested in taking in the beauty of their surroundings, Arran is full of woodland walks, coastal paths, glens and mountains all of which attract a diverse range of wildlife including red deer, golden eagles, red squirrels and even a basking shark or two!
Seven Golf Courses are dotted around the coast, each one featuring stunning views and a unique playing experience.
Any trip to Arran would be incomplete without sampling some of the local produce, take in a tour of the islands very own distillery and brewery, enjoy the speciality cheeses and chocolates and of course pamper yourself with the world famous 'Arran Aromatics' luxury toiletries.
For more information about Auchrannie and tourism on the Isle of Arran, visit auchrannie.co.uk.