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Brodick, North Ayrshire

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Brodick, North Ayrshire

Brodick (Scottish Gaelic: Breadhaig or TrĂ igh a' Chaisteil) is the main settlement on the Isle of Arran, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. It is halfway along the east coast of the island, in Brodick Bay below Goat Fell, the tallest mountain on Arran. The name is derived from Norse roots meaning "Broad Bay". The harbour receives the main ferry between Arran and the mainland via Ardrossan. Brodick Castle is a former residence of the Dukes of Hamilton.
Post townBRODICK
Administrative CountyNorth Ayrshire
Traditional CountyButeshire
OS GridNS0136
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01770
Population621 (2001 census)
 

Brodick, North Ayrshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Brodick, quoad sacra par., vil., and bay, Kilbride par., Arran island, Buteshire, pop. of par. 993; P.O., T.O. The vil., situated at the head of the bay, 4 miles NW. of Lamlash, is a favourite watering-place, with iron pier for the accommodation of the steamhoat traffic. On N. shore of bay is Brodick Castle, seat of the Duke of Hamilton, occupying the site and embracing a considerable portion of a very ancient fortress.

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