Holy Isle - Things to Know Before Visiting
Holy Isle, United Kingdom
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About Holy Isle
Holy Isle is an island in Lamlash Bay, just off the Isle of Arran. It was a sacred site dedicated to peace and well being, there is a Centre for World Peace and Health at the north of the island where an ongoing course and retreat programme takes place. Overnight guests are welcome to stay at the centre, which has guest house facilities. There is a closed Buddhist retreat at the south of the island.
Attractions Near Holy Isle
The island has a long history as a sacred site, with a spring or holy well held to have healing properties, the hermit cave of 6th century monk St Molaise, and evidence of a 13th-century monastery. An old Gaelic name for the island was Eilean MoLaise, Molaise's Island; this is the origin of "Lamlash", the name of the village on Arran that faces Holy Island. There is a regular ferry service from Lamlash, and the island is popular with holiday makers staying on Arran.
The Giants' Graves are the remains of two Neolithic chambered tombs surrounded by tall trees near Whiting Bay on Arran. The monument comprises two chambered Clyde type long cairns of the neolithic period, some 4500 to 5500 years old. The monument is of national importance because it represents the remains of two well preserved and substantial monuments which have the potential to provide information about Neolithic burial and ritual practices.
Eas a’ Chrannaig also known as the Glenashdale Falls is a waterfall on the island of Arran, Scotland. It has a series of falls on the Glenashdale Burn, which flows from moorland near the summit of Tighvein eastwards towards Whiting Bay, from which there is a tourist trail leading some 4 kilometres up Glenashdale.
Auchrannie Resort was an eco-friendly resort located in the heart of North Ayrshire. It features 3 award-winning restaurants. Situated in Brodick, on the beautiful Isle of Arran, the hotel also has a beauty salon and gym. The leisure facilities include 2 indoor swimming pools, sauna and steam room facilities as well as a turbo spa. The Playbarn includes a large soft play area, a big-screen TV, a teen area with drinks and snacks available.
The Isle of Arran Heritage Museum, founded in 1976 on the beautiful Island of Arran, Scotland. This museum of local history includes a restored blacksmith's shop, a milk house, a late 19th-century cottage, plus an exhibition area of displays of local history and archaeology. There is a footpath to Brodick Castle from the museum.
The Isle of Arran Brewery has been producing award winning Beer and Real Ale for over 20 years at it's Cladach site, just North of Brodick. Absorb the sights and smells of the traditional beer-making process, and taste samples of some of the finest beers available today.
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Discover More Attractions in North Ayrshire Council, Where Holy Isle Is Located
North Ayrshire is one of 32 council areas in Scotland. It has a population of roughly 135,280 people. It is located in the southwest of Scotland, and borders the areas of Inverclyde to the north, Renfrewshire to the northeast and East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire to the east and south respectively. North Ayrshire Council is a hung Council. North Ayrshire also forms part of the east coast of the Firth of Clyde.