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Brodick ( ) is the second-largest village (after Lamlashmarker) on the Isle of Arranmarker, in the Firth of Clydemarker, Scotlandmarker. It is set on the eastern coast of the island, roughly in the central section. It sits in Brodick Bay below Goat Fellmarker, the tallest mountain on Arran. The name is derived from Norse roots meaning "Broad Bay".

Features include the harbour which receives the main connecting ferry with the mainland which sails to Ardrossanmarker, and Brodick Castlemarker, a former residence of the Dukes of Hamilton.

Tourism

Brodick is a popular holiday destination and tourism provides much of the village's economic base. There are many family-owned and independent businesses, such as shops, bed and breakfast establishments, guest houses and outdoor activities. As well as several of the island's busiest hotels, it has both Chinese & Italian restaurants.

Brodick from Cladach Beach


It has the island's main ferry terminus ( a second, smaller ferry runs from Lochranzamarker) which connects Brodick to Ardrossanmarker and then the national rail network.
The ferries are operated by Caledonian MacBrayne. The MV Caledonian Isles plies this route. The journey generally takes less than 1 hour. The route is one of the busiest crossings on the CalMac network.

To tempt the tourist and in addition to mountain-walking of the highest quality, the village offers:
  • Arran Brewery, situated in Cladachmarker. It produces Arran Blonde beer, alongside other premium ales which are sold throughout the UK.
  • Arran Aromatics. It produces a range of toiletries on site which are sold throughout the UK[31869]
  • Auchrannie Resort. 2 hotels, 3 restaurants and 2 lesiure complex, one of biggest employers on island[31870]
  • Creelers, adjacent to Arran Aromatics. A seafood restaurant with locations in Arran and Edinburghmarker[31871]
  • A Pitch and putt course.




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