Spotlight on Lamlash as it’s named best staycation in Scotland
Scotland is known for its rugged landscape, delicious food and all-round great people, making it a firm favourite for holidaymakers every year. But how do you choose where to staycation in Scotland?
Property rental company HomeToGo has done the hard work for you and compiled a list of the most picturesque Scottish beauty spots based on data collected by the booking site. Taking the top spot for 2023 is the coastal village of Lamlash on the Isle of Arran, and here’s why.
What makes Lamlash the best staycation in Scotland?
Situated on the east of the island, Lamlash lies just 4 miles south of the port town of Brodick, making it a straightforward journey for visitors travelling from the mainland. Ferries take just 55 minutes from Ardrossan on the west coast of Scotland, which can be easily reached by car or train.
Boasting views over the Firth of Clyde, Lamlash is the ideal location for adventure holidaymakers to experience sea kayaking and sailing alongside dolphins and porpoises. Day trips are also available across the water to Holy Isle, which has a rich and lengthy history as a sacred site.
For wildlife lovers, the Isle of Arran has a little bit of everything – expect sightings of golden eagles and red deer, as well as otters, seals and red squirrels, too. A large section of the bay at Lamlash is also a No Take Zone, meaning extractive activities like fishing are illegal – protecting marine species and providing plenty to see if you’re an avid diver!
The village backdrop is a stunning view of Goatfell, the highest peak on the island, making it an ideal spot for experienced hikers looking for their next summit. If you decide to leave the car, buses run regularly from Lamlash to the starting point for the hike. Make sure to take a walk through scenic Glen Rosa on your travels!
When you are finished adventuring by day, Lamlash is home to a couple of popular bar-restaurants serving up fresh local shellfish, grilled burgers and steaks and other pub classics – as well as some of your favourite tipples.
Lamlash beat off competition from other famous Scottish beauty spots to take the crown as best staycation in Scotland, with the likes of Luss, Loch Morar, Pittenweem and Glencoe wrapping up the top five. And with activities and scenery like what Lamlash has to offer, who can argue!
If you are thinking about more than just a staycation in Lamlash, check out our properties for sale on the Isle of Arran.