Lyle Hill is a viewpoint in Greenock providing a panoramic view across the Clyde, its highest point is 130 m (426 feet) above sea level.
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- The McLean Museum and Art Gallery owes its origins to the Greenock Philosophical Society’s burgeoning collection of artificial and natural curiosities which became a museum in 1816 as a branch of the Society, housed in the Greenock library. There is a range of collections and exhibitions in the museum, including Egyptian, Archaeology and a history of maritime.
- Gourock West Bay is a shingle beach with an outdoor swimming pool backed by a small promenade with views onto the Firth of Forth. Facilities at the beach include an outdoor swimming pool, car park, and toilets with some shops and places to eat nearby in the centre of Gourock. West Bay is also the home to the Royal Gourock Yacht club.
- 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.
- 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.
- Wemyss Bay beach is a small shingle and sand beach, the beach is also known as Concrete beach as it has large concrete slabs at the top. Wemyss Bay is a small village on the Firth of Clyde and is the ferry port for Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. The beach has limited parking along the road and the town has a selection of local shops and places to eat.
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