Kildonan / Isle of Arran

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The image below is looking south towards the village of Kildonan on the south side of the Island of Arran, 11 miles south of the main ferry port of Brodick. If you are looking for the Dinosaur Footprints, see the bottom of this page for information.

The closest Island is Pladda, and Ailsa Craig is in the distance.
Brodick to Kildonan Map

Kildonan Arran image

The image below is from Seal Shore in front of the Kildonan Hotel, looking south to Pladda and Ailsa Craig. Pladda is a popular destination for sea Kayaking trips.

Pladda Wiki page . Kayaking Tours

Ailsa Craig Photo Tour, although from Girvan.

Pladda view from Kildonan image

The image below is from the causeway looking back to Kildonan. The Kildonan Hotel is in the middle, camping to the right, and new houses to the left. The new houses have incredible views, most having balconies facing south.

Kildonan Village image

The image below is of the Kildonan Hotel with a modern stone circle. The hotel is the main part of the village, with a shop, bar diner, restaurant and is used for functions such as weddings. . Tel: 01770 820 207.

Kildonan Hotel image

The image below is of the Seal Shore Camping and Touring Site, next to the Kildonan Hotel. The site is open from March to October. . Tel: 01770 820 320.

Seal Shore Camping and Touring Site image

The image below is of lodges behind the Kildonan Hotel. I believe these used to be holiday lodges, but may now be privately owned.

Kildonan Lodges image

Under 1 mile west of the Kildonan Hotel, just past Kildonan Hall, is Bennan Head Beach and Cliffs.

This is one of the top beaches on Arran, normally peaceful due to its location.

The Black Cave of Bennan Head, as seen in the distance, is a popular attraction that can be visited during a low tide, or by canoe or boat.

If you are looking for the large Dinosaur Footprints, they are 500 yards west along this coastal road from the Kildonan Hall, keep left at the Phone Box onto a single lane road that ends at a Small Car Park named Streamlet/Brooklet Car Park next to a small Beach and two Cottages, the Dinosaur Footprints are on Flat Rocks about 50 yards out from the Car Park, a little over to the left when walking out. You will need to look for them during a Low Tide. Some people say there is only one, some say they have found more. Footprint Image looking at the Car Park and Cottages.

Kildonan Beach image