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About Brodick

Brodick is the main village on the Isle of Arran, the largest island in the Firth of Clyde.

Most visitors' first impressions of Arran are formed by the magnificent mountains that become steadily more impressive as the ferry from Ardrossan approaches the island. The second impression is usually of Brodick's seafront, and the bustling ferry terminal as one set of vehicles disembark from the ferry while another set queues to board.

Brodick is usually viewed as the main visitor centre on Arran, though it is not actually the island's largest village or its "capital", being home to 621 people in 2001, compared with the 1,010 living in Lamlash. Despite this, Brodick is the focus of much of the recent development on the island.

Much of the rest of Brodick is strung out along the landward side of the main road that forms both the promenade and the resort's main car park. Here you will find the supermarket, banks, cafes, shops and hotels around which the life of Brodick revolves.

The south shore of Brodick Bay, along which Brodick lies, comprises a fairly narrow band of mixed grass, sand, rock and shingle. At the eastern end, nearest the ferry terminal and literally in the shadow of the new bus station, is a real relic of a past existence. Here you find a tiny harbour of a type that is dotted around Arran's coastline, complete with a couple of small boats. Towards the western end of the village a car park gives access to the west shore of Brodick Bay, complete with an excellent sandy beach and grassy fringe.

Dominating everything else is Goatfell, Arran's highest peak at 2868ft or 874m (and, paradoxically, one of its easiest to climb). You can see every inch of the mountain as it rises steadily from the sea to reach its classically sharp summit. In some ways equally impressive is the view as you move your focus a little west from Goatfell, to the lower but implausibly jagged ridges and peaks surrounding Glen Rosa. It is only the majesty of Goatfell that prevents your eye being drawn more quickly to what would otherwise be the outstanding feature on the north side of Brodick Bay: Brodick Castle with its formal gardens and country park.

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