The Isle of Arran
The Isle of Arran, but Corrie in particular is a Geology mecca. To the rear of the hotel is the Highland boundary fault and to the front are pre historic fossilised desert sand dunes. There are dinosaur footprints on the Corrie shore.
Arran is home to Hutton's unconformity and the Myriopod trail (one of the oldest foot prints in the world - predating T-Rex by nearly 300 million years)
On the shore nearby there is a bath carved into the sandstone which is re-fillled on every tide, you could take a dip, or just enjoy a hot shower at the hotel! Watch a video of swans enjoying the doctors bath.
Wildlife spotted locally - Minke Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, Otters, Seals, Basking Sharks, Red Deer, Golden Eagles, Buzzards, Sparrow Hawks, Red Grouse, Eider Ducks and much much more. www.arranwildlife.co.uk
Walking and climbing is in abundance here from the easy to the extreme. A path to Goatfell, Arrans highest mountain leads up from Corrie village and gives hill walking access to the Arran ridges . The are three large boulders close to the hotel for the bouldering enthusiasts. Many tracks available for mountain bikers. www.arranmountainfestival.co.uk www.arranbikeclub.com
Arran has the last full time paragliding school in Scotland, you can learn to fly or experience a tandem flight with an instructor. www.flyingfever.net
Corrie is home to the Arran Vikings and their Longship is close by the hotel. Viking festival every August.
Arran is now home to the countries first Marine Reserve in Lamlash Bay. The regeneration of the sea bed will start to become a big draw to the diving fraternity. www.arrancoast.com
Fishing is available right outside the front door! Local cricket club 1 mile, Local golf course 1 mile. The Isle of Arran has no fewer than seven golf courses! Three of these are 18 hole courses at Brodick, Lamlash and Whiting Bay. There's a 12 hole course at Shiskine. Other 9 hole courses are at Machrie, Lochranza and Corrie.
The Brodick Highland games is always at the beginning of August. There are many different village events throughout the year.