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Isle of Arran - Kildonan

Kildonan is a village on the south coast of the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. The name Kildonan derives from Saint Donan who is reputedly buried in the village. Early life in the village revolved around Kildonan Castle (sometimes referred to as Kildonan Tower). Once a royal seat, the castle passed hands between various Scottish nobles, before latterly belonging to the Hamilton family in 1544, by which time they were the Earls of Arran. The Tower was later sacked and burnt by the Earl of Sussex around 1558. Ruined remains of the building are still in existence.
The modern village originated from a few small buildings in the district, with the majority of local people engaged in farming. Overlooking the smaller islands of Pladda and Ailsa Craig in the far distance, Kildonan is a small thriving community with a much used and much loved village hall. There was a primary school in the village, but numbers on the roll declined so much it was shut in 1968. The School Houses are now available as Holiday Rental Cottages. Schoolchildren from the village now attend the primary school in Whiting Bay, which is a few miles north, being ferried there and back each day by bus.

 
Camping Site B&B/Guest House Hotel

Seal Shore Camping

Tel: 01770 820320

A Seabreeze keeps the midges away!

A quiet family site personally run by owner Maurice Deighton and daughter Teresa.

Open from April 1st to October 31st 20% off in October.

From your pitch on our beautiful family site, beside our own private beach, you will be afforded unsurpassed views - from our closest neighbour, Pladda island with its lighthouse, to the coast of Northern Ireland. In between, the Kintyre peninsula, the Ayrshire coast and, most impressive of all, the volcanic plug of granite that is Ailsa Craig.

New for 2014 - two large camping pods have been added to the campsite.

Wildlife thrives here. Otters, gannets, porpoises, dolphins, basking sharks and grey seals are regular visitors. Rockpools abound with a myriad of aquatic animals. Red squirrels and red deer can be found on the Island, golden eagles soar above the mountains.

 

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