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What is Arran Alpacas?

Welcome to Arran Alpacas! Join us for an unforgettable, enlightening and fun treks or mini sessions with our alpacas. These super-cute teddy-like boys are sure to win your heart.

Whether visiting the Isle of Arran as a day trip, longer adventure, or staying with us here at Balmichael Glamping, we offer experiences which are brilliantly engaging and accessible-for-all. We offer an unforgettable alpaca experience whether you are booking a meet and greet session or adding on a trek to this activity. We have something to suit all ages! All activities involve meeting our alpacas, feeding them and learning some fascinating facts. Those with a trek at the end of their experience will also explore some surrounding countryside.

Our alpacas arrived with us in March 2020 and we are loving getting to know them all.

So why not book an experience to come along to meet them yourself?!

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Arran Alpaca News and Offers

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Celebrations and Events

If you would like to host an event or celebrate a special occasion with the help of our lovely alpacas, please contact us for more details. We can accommodate large groups and alpaca trekking is a great activity for all types of celebrations. We can work with you to tailor packages to your requirements.

We have a large, converted barn suitable for hire and private use can be incorporated into your package.

Types of celebrations and events:

  • Special occasions - birthdays, retirements, special gatherings
  • Birthday parties - for young and old
  • Corporate team building events

For large events hosted at Balmichael, we offer hire of The Courtyard, The Ben, The Studio and there are accessible WCs on site.

Alpaca Facts

Your alpaca experience begins with meeting, greeting and discovering more about alpacas.

Fun Facts:

  • Alpacas are smaller than llamas.
  • Alpacas are domesticated - there are no wild alpacas!
  • Alpacas have padded feet with two toes.

You will gain lots of insightful knowledge about alpacas throughout your experience. We LOVE learning more about these wonderful animals every day. Click on the link to begin learning about alpacas today!

Learn about alpacas

Where we are

Arran Alpacas is perfectly positioned at the heart of the beautiful Isle of Arran. We are based at Balmichael Glamping, a 15 minute drive from Brodick along The String Road which connects the east and west of the island.

The Isle of Arran is Scotland's most accessible island and can easily be accessed from two short ferry routes, both operated by Caledonian MacBrayne. Ardrossan to Brodick is the main route with multiple sailings a day. Ardrossan is a 50 minute journey from Glasgow and has excellent rail links. Claonaig to Lochranza also runs during the summer months (end of March till the end of October).


Stay with us

ALPACA YOUR BAGS and extend your stay on our magical island! Arran Alpacas is based on our rustic and sustainable glamping site which was once a thriving farm.

barrel pod

At Balmichael Glamping, we have self-catering accommodations (barrel pods and safari lodges) suitable for all group sizes and budgets. You can even hire a wood-fired hot tub for a day.


Head on over to our Balmichael Glamping site to check our accommodation.