Aryshire and The West Coast
Here are just a few of our recommendations for visiting the West Coast of Scotland
LARGS…. Is an attractive well maintained resort, dating from the Victorian period, with promenades, good shops, restaurants and cafes. It has amusement arcades and a bowling alley. Just out of town is the Largs Yacht Marina.
A purpose built centre…..”The Vikingar”, situated on the promenade at Largs, houses a Viking exhibition, a cinema and an indoor swimming pool. Largs was the site of the last successful battle against King Hakon of Norway in the 12th Century. It celebrates this with a week-long Viking experience each September. A Viking encampment is set up on the Promenade together with a variety of entertainments. At the end of the week a model of a Viking long boat is set on fire in the bay and the celebrations climax with a firework display.
Largs has excellent road and rail links to towns and cities and to Glasgow airport. Its station is close to the ferry port.
WEMYSS BAY.... Ferry service to the Isle of Bute for visits to Rothesay and Mount Stuart House. Wemyss Bay also has a train link to Glasgow and at nearby Inverkip there is the “Kip Yacht Marina” which has a chandlery shop and restaurant.
GOUROCK.… The recently rebuilt outdoor swimming pool, (with its heated sea water) is popular. Ferry services to Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula sail from Gourock.
GREENOCK.…. The western port in Scotland for cruise ships and cargo boats. Greenock has a cinema, a newly built theatre and a small shopping mall. Nearby at Port Glasgow a visit to the small but very interesting Newark Castle is well worth while.
ALLOWAY VILLAGE.…. And the historic home of Robbie Burns. A visitor centre and his childhood cottage are amongst the many attractions.
Further afield Scotland offers a wealth of visitor attractions from the beautiful Loch Lomond to the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, all within reasonable travelling distance from Cumbrae.
Details and leaflets of visitor attractions will be found in the cottage.