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Lamlash

Lamlash is the largest village by population on the Isle of Arran, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. It lies 4 miles to the south of ferry port Brodick, in a sheltered bay on the island's east coast, facing Holy Isle. Lamlash is the seat of Arran's local government offices and police. The only secondary school and only hospital in Arran are also located in Lamlash.

A prehistoric ring of stones indicates that an ancient settlement has existed near Lamlash since antiquity. The name Lamlash dates back to the 6th Century hermitage of Saint Molaise a Celtic monk born in Ireland but raised in Scotland, who in c.590 spent some time in a cave on the neighbouring Holy Island. Commonly known as MoLaise the Gaelic name of Holy Island was, as a result, Eilean MoLaise. This gradually evolved through Elmolaise and Lemolash to Lamlash, which is what Holy Island was called until early in the 19th century.

 
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Aldersyde Bunkhouse

Tel: 01770 600959

Aldersyde Bunkhouse is a purpose built bunkhouse on the beautiful Island of Arran (Scotland in miniature). Lamlash is a haven for golfers, there are 3x18 hole 1x12 hole and 3x9 hole golf courses all very reasonably priced. Arran - lovely coastal and forestry walks and Goatfell at 874 metres. Both loch and sea fishing are available with boats for hire or organised trips. Bird life is plentiful and varied. We are a short sail from the Holy Island which has been bought by Same Ling as a retreat, visitors are welcomed.

The 'Waverley', the only remaining sea going paddle steamer in the world, calls at Arran twice weekly during the summer for trips on the Clyde. Arran offers a unique geology formation and is well used by universities. Brodick Castle and gardens are well worth a visit. There are standing stones at various sites, the most popular are at Machrie Moor. Crafts are part of island life and are varied, with visitor participation welcomed. A distillery and brewery are also very interesting. Food is available to suit all tastes, while the bunkhouse has limited self-catering with a new kitchen. Wheelchair friendly - electric wheelchair available.

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Arran Apartments

Tel: 01770 600682

Enjoy your stay in this quality assured 4 star holiday cottage on Arran which has also been awarded Category 2 Accessibility - the only  self catering property in the Ayrshire and Arran area to achieve this set of awards. New for 2014 Arran holidays giving an ideal base to enjoy your stay on Arran.  Visitors, to our self catering cottage at Dean Lodge Lower, can enjoy sea views of Lamlash Bay and Holy Isle while relaxing inside, or outside on the extensive  decking. There, you can have a BBQ (equipment  provided) or lounge in the sun while drinking in the view. Prior to this you may wish to walk, climb, visit one of the beautiful beaches,play golf on one of seven courses, visit one of the many visitor attractions or just stay and relax all day in peace at home in your seaside holiday cottage.

 A double bed is available for guests but an additional single bed can be provided. This self-catering apartment, totally refurbished during 2013, is newly available  for visitors in 2014.

The covered veranda area of decking gives shelter in less clement weather whilst enjoying viewing the activity in the bay and the changes in the view as days and seasons pass. Views from the windows allow our guests to  continue to enjoy this regardless of weather or season. Watch the antics of the red squirrels in the garden and in the  pine tree opposite  as well as the other wildlife that visit the garden.  It is  simply spellbinding.

 

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