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Lochranza Centre

Lochranza Field Centre Shore Road, Lochranza KA27 8HL Scotland
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Lochranza Centre is an outdoor education centre providing accomodation to school groups, universties, youth organisations, family groups, other groups and individuals. Accomodation varies from single or twin en-suite to bunk rooms. Bed and breakfast and full board are available. Meeting rooms, social areas, shop, drying room, IT facilities and a range of activities can be provided.
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Free parking
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Grace L wrote a review Nov 2023
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Rooms stunk?! The carpet looked like it had NEVER been hoovered. Disgusted for the ridiculous price. Owner was extremely stingy and the heating was not on most of the day. The drying room could have been called the wet room.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Tracey D wrote a review Aug 2023
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom8 contributions28 helpful votes
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We didn't stay at the Lochranza Centre but took part in the Gorge Walking activity. This is by far the BEST thing we have done as a family on Arran. Guides Kieran and Abby were fantastic. We had so many laughs and thrills. The whole family had an amazing time. Highly recommend. The only negative are the midges - but they're expected when climbing up rivers and sliding down waterfalls.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Kate1315 wrote a review Aug 2020
Lincoln, United Kingdom13 contributions23 helpful votes
Returned to Lochranza for our second visit with two families in the tricky Covid Summer period. My goodness, what an amazing week we had. Brilliant sunshine added to a wonderful week of fun, friendship, laughter and the most beautiful setting in Lochranza. We travelled with 6 teenage girls who spent most of their time when not doing outdoor pursuits activities, in the water down at the bay. The team at the Centre are so welcoming and go out of their way to ensure everyone has a great time. This time, we had Covid procedures to deal with but everything ran smoothly and the team adapted so well to make sure we were safe but able to escape from 'lockdown'. Lochranza is totally unspoilt, quiet and you almost don't want to tell anyone about it. A very special place where you become part of the family for the week you are there and so sad to leave. The best value all inclusive family holiday there is.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Cara Kennedy wrote a review Jan 2020
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Truly amazing place. My friend and I stayed here over a weekend and it was the perfect island retreat! Liz and Stuart are super passionate about what they do and their enthusiasm is contagious. They went out of their way to accommodate us last minute and helped us out with public transport and sights to see. The girl on reception was super welcoming too. The centre sits on beautiful grounds and it's really family friendly. The activities looked really fun - we'll have to join in next time! Thanks again :)
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Dana wrote a review Aug 2019
Munich, Germany14 contributions4 helpful votes
I only stayed at the Lochranza Centre overnight amd did not take part in any activities so I cannot rate them. The room was very clean, the people very friendly and the breakfast was delicious with various options (included in price). The only problem was that the room was very noisy as the doors to the building and other rooms closed very loudly. However, otherwise a great place to stay!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Laura M wrote a review Apr 2019
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I stayed at the Centre with my family for a short weekend break. The Centre serves breakfast and dinner and they also provide a packed lunch, which you can select from a list of options the day before. That is all included in the price. You can also use the kitchen in the common rooms for tea and coffee. They provided a cheese and wine on our first night, which was fantastic. The activities were amazing. Abseiling and ladders, canoeing, gorge walking, Bush craft, mountain biking and zorbing in the evening. The children were aged from 3 to 14 and everyone enjoyed it enormously. The location is spectacular and we lucked out with the weather, which was glorious all weekend. The staff were professional and could not do enough for you. The rooms were clean and comfortable. If you are looking for a short family break with outdoor activities, then this is unbelievable value and an unforgettable experience.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from lochranzacentre, Manager at Lochranza Centre
Responded 23 Apr 2019
Thanks very much guys! It was fantastic to have you staying with us & its good to hear you had such a great time. I will pass on to the rest of the team. Best Wishes Chris
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AussieMarisathis time in Portugal wrote a review Mar 2019
Lanark, United Kingdom12 contributions22 helpful votes
For the best value on Arran (we paid 40 quid for a twin share room ensuite, yes 20 quid each) - run by the nicest bloke on the island (Stuart) - you GOTTA go to the Seal Information Centre in Lochranza next to the Church of Scotland. An old school (formerly owned by the CoS alongside) converted into a Field Information Centre, it actually doubles up as a centre bursting with geological information (for geological whizz kids or complete numpties alike, check out the you-beaut sand model with electronic contours all the way from Russia!). Fabulously interesting for anyone curious enough to get off his or her bum & learn about the truly fascinating geo-formations throughout Scotland, not just on Arran (although Stuart can give you a good run for your money on the latter as well, knows his stuff does (trained geologist) Stuart!). We were blessed with the place to ourselves - we know, we got lucky - and then, just as we were hangin’ out one breathtakingly quiet afternoon, blethering with Stuart, a red deer (as in a stag, complete with the mother of all antlers) just decided to swagger by - smack bang in front of our lounge-room window three metres away! What an iconic welcome to Bonnie Scotland (and he came back several times to eyeball me for some more apple!). GO to this place, it is humble, unpretentious, gloriously silent (you watch the burns from on high from the quiet & cosiness of a completely decked out common lounge-room) and if you drop dead of a heart attack, you’ll go happy. Christ! It’s beautiful! Could not recommend it more highly (& there’s a course in Geology 21 July ‘19 for those interested!).
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Date of stay: March 2019
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John McGuire wrote a review Aug 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
Just back from a week's family activity break and had the best time. Gorge walking, canoeing, raft building, geo cashing (dodgy spelling), bike riding, archery, hill walking and mountain biking. All staff were friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and encouraging. Special mention to Hannah for gently encouraging me to go over the edge abseiling (bit of a fear of heights) and to Stuart, Chris, Orla, Douglas, Beth, James and Harry for helping to make it a brilliant Family holiday. I would really encourage anyone thinking about it to take the plunge (sorry about the pun) and sign up. Thanks also to the other families in attendance for mucking in and for being so friendly!!!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 20 Aug 2018
Hi John, Thanks very much for the fantastic review. Glad the family had such a great time. I will pass on your comments to the rest of the team. Chris
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Emily W wrote a review Aug 2018
10 contributions7 helpful votes
The accommodation was basic, as expected from a field centre. But it was clean and comfortable, and we even had an en-suite bathroom. Free wifi was available in the common rooms, but no signal in our bedroom. The children loved the games room and the field out the back for playing football - a great place for them to run loose. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us for dinner, even though we hadn't booked. Again this was decent filling basic food, similar to the breakfast. Brilliant value and a great place to spend a night on our cycle tour.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Dombido wrote a review Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
Really excellent field course with expert tutoring and classroom/practical facilities.. The accommodation and meals were first rate and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Lochranza is a lovely location with great walks from the village.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lochranza Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Lochranza Centre?
Nearby attractions include Lochranza Castle (0.4 miles), The Sailor's Grave (1.2 miles), and Catacol Beach (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lochranza Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and a business centre.
What food & drink options are available at Lochranza Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Lochranza Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lochranza Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Stags Pavilion Restaurant, The Sandwich Station, and Casks Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Lochranza Centre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Sailor's Grave (1.2 miles).
Is Lochranza Centre accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.