9 best ferry routes from the UK
Calmac Line – Ardrossan to Brodick, Arran, Scotland
Arran is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and manages to cram in all the castles, distilleries and mountains required for you to head home with the kids feeling as bonnie as can be.
Eco points: The port of Ardrossan is just 45 minutes from Glasgow Central by train making this a very easy rail and sail option.
Cost: From £12 per person with Rail & Sail tickets from Glasgow. Time: Approximately 1.5 hours (on the ferry).
Family perks: There’s outdoor and indoor seating with two cafes, baby-changing facilities and plenty of views.
Journey highlights: Admire Arran’s highest mountain, Goat Fell, rise into view as the boat approaches into Brodick.