All Places in Inverclyde
- Newark Castle is a well-preserved castle on the south shore of the estuary of the River Clyde. This is a strategic location where the firth gradually narrows and for centuries this location has been used as a port. Newark Castle was built in 1478 by George Maxwell with the original castle having a tower house within a walled enclosure. All that remains of the outer defensive wall is from one of the original corner towers. In 1597 Sir Patrick Maxwell, a powerful friend of King James VI of Scotland, expanded the building, constructing a new north range replacing the earlier hall in the form of a three storey Renaissance mansion. The castle is open to the public and managed by Historic Scotland.
- Hoseasons Wemyss Bay is just 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and nestled on the wooded slopes of a small coastal village with a beach. This holiday park enjoys spectacular sea views across the Firth of Clyde towards the magnificent Isle of Bute. It’s the perfect base for exploring the South West of Scotland and the nearby isles of Bute and Arran as well as an ideal retreat for a relaxing break in this picturesque part of Scotland. With friendly atmosphere fun activities and loads of daytime and evening entertainment, it’s no surprise that people return to Wemyss Bay year after year. Facilities at Wemyss Bay include:Indoor heated pool and toddlers’ paddling area Sauna Clyde Entertainment Lounge and Bar Tots Stars – up to 4s, Star Landers – 4–10s, Freestyle – 10-15s Little lending library Livingstone’s Bar and Grill Café@Wemyss with Costa Coffee® and outdoor patio Takeaway Wi-Fi access (in designated areas) Pool tables, Amusements Adventure play area, Outdoor play area, Climbing wall Nature trail Convenience store Launderette A choice of two and three bedroom caravans or lodges:TV with Freeview Kitchen including microwave and fridge/freezer Shower Bed linen and duvets Beds made up for your arrival Additional sleeping for one/two in the lounge area (except Argyll Lodge 2 and 3) Gas and electricity included Babies must be included in party total Travel cots cotsides and highchairs (charges apply) Group bookings may be subject to restrictions Pets £30pw or short break (max 2) (in specific accommodation only – please check when booking) Non-smoking accommodation available – please check when booking
- Cathcart Square was the heart of Greenock back in the day for commercial, civic and religious activities:The church, known locally as the ‘Toon Kirk’ was built in 1760 with its 146-foot high steeple added in 1787 The ornate Lyle central fountain was gifted to the town by Provost Abram Lyle in 1880 The Clydesdale Bank building, now known as The Square was built in 1899 by architect James Thomson
- Lunderston Bay beach is the closest sandy beach to Glasgow making this very popular with families. This sandy beach is backed by a grass area and large car park and has views over the Firth of Clyde towards Dunoon and towards the Isle of Bute. Lunderston Bay sits within the Clyde and Muirshiel Regional Park and you have a good choice of walks. Footpaths take you south to Inverkip or northwards to the Cloch Point lighthouse and beyond to Gourock. The facilities at the beach include a car park, toilets and grass area with picnic tables with a Garden Centre on the opposite side of the road that has a cafe and restaurant.