Brodick is the largest town on Arran, the largest island in the Firth of Clyde. The town is sited overlooking Brodick Bay and the Firth, with looming Goatfell mountain as a backdrop. At nearly 3,000 feet (847m) tall, the mountain is one of Scotland’s most popular hiking sites. Brodick is an important ferry terminal for the crucial tourism trade on the island. Arran is a popular holiday destination for hill-walking, horseback riding, fishing and golf. Brodick Castle is a red sandstone baronial home surrounded by handsome gardens and Scotland’s only island country park. The Isle of Arran Heritage Museum recounts the history of the island from prehistoric burial sites to the present day.