A​bout Us


The Burlington is a delightful Edwardian guest house which was built in 1905 by a local blacksmith. It was lovingly run by that same family for over 80 years and has only changed hands a few times since. We have tried to maintain the original features of the building whilst including some modern touches during our recent renovations.

Whiting Bay

The Village of Whiting Bay is on the east coast of Arran, eight miles south of the ferry terminal at Brodick. 

It is a peaceful place, characterised by large sea-side villas along the front, mostly built by wealthy traders, professionals and business people in the early 20th century.

There is an air of calm and timelessness about the place. However this was not always the case; from the date of the first proper pier on the Island (Brodick, 1872), piers appeared in all the east coast villages; Lamlash and Lochranza in the 1880s, and finally, in 1901, the pier at Whiting Bay, the longest on the Clyde. 

The building of the piers and the relaxation of rules on the letting of houses heralded the boom years of the east coast villages.

Today, Whiting Bay is the destination of choice for those who are seeking a tranquil, relaxing holiday; perhaps taking in a little golf, some walking, birdwatching or beach-combing. 

Our little colony of swans is a particular feature of the village, providing constant fascination to locals and visitors alike.

What our guests are saying

We came to spend a single night on the Isle of Arran at the end of a trip to Scotland and it's been the best part of the trip.

The hotel is lovely, very comfortable beds and the friendliest staff. But the best thing is the view from the window. Watching the sunrise over the sea from room 8 was worth waking up at 6am for!!

Duncan is an amazing host who has made us feel incredibly welcome. The food is top notch, atmosphere comfortable and you can't ask for a better location. We will be back, no doubt in my mind.

Date of stay: September 2021

Trip type: Travelled as a couple