Arran is one of the most accessible islands in Scotland, only 2 hours from Glasgow.
It can be reached either by a 55 minute ferry sailing from Ardrossan harbour to Brodick or via a 30 minute crossing from Claonaig on the Kintyre peninsula to Lochranza in the north of the island.
The Lochranza to Claonaig ferry is particularly useful if you wish to tour Argyll or go on to visit Islay and Jura.
Public Transport Within Scotland
For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, you can use the Traveline Scotland Journey Planner (smartphone version). Simply enter your departure location or postcode and date/time, and enter 'Lilybank KA27 8LS' as your destination.
Please note there is an App for Traveline Scotland, this could be a handy piece of technology to download onto your mobile or tablet to have access to when you wish to travel by public transport in Scotland.
If you are bringing a car to the island on the Ardrossan-Brodick route, it is highly recommended that you pre-book the ferry in both directions.
For ferry timetables, prices and reservations, contact Caledonian MacBrayne (tel: 0800 066 5000).
Click here to view a ferry map with live tracking.
Turn left out of the ferry terminal at Brodick and take the road south to Lamlash (3 miles). As you enter Lamlash, the golf course will be on your left. At the bottom of the hill, stay on the main road as it takes a turn to the right, you will then come into the village itself travelling along the shoreline.
The Pierhead Tavern pub will be on your right-hand side. Lilybank is situated approximately 100 yards further on. Our driveway is at the far end of the building - turn in and you will reach the parking area at the rear of the premises.
If on foot, catch the No 323 bus at Brodick Ferry Terminal and alight at The Pierhead Tavern.