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Come to Inverclyde and enjoy an active holiday, situated in some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery, you will be spoilt for choice for what to do: Visit one of our 18 hole golf courses, or try horse riding along some majestic grounds that wouldn’t be out of place in a Jane Austen novel.
Inverclyde is also the home of a vibrant arts community, with many theatre groups using the Beacon Arts Centre to present their plays and shows. The McLean Museum is currently undergoing renovations, we will let you know of future exhibitions and their location.
Greenock’s Oak Mall Shopping Centre, Port Glasgow Town Centre and its expanding retail park, each boast a number of major UK retailers while other parts of Inverclyde, including Gourock and Kilmacolm provide an array of independent shops and boutiques covering a vast variety of goods and services.
For a family day out, try The Greenock Cut Visitor Centre within Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, with walks and trails, wildlife watching and tumbling waterfalls or Lunderston Bay on the coast, which offers a lovely sandy beach and pleasant walks along the shoreline. If you are interested in leisure pursuits, choose from fishing and yachting on the Clyde to a whole range of sports including football at all levels, cricket, golf, tennis, hockey, cycling and walking.
Many of Inverclyde’s historical attractions celebrate Inverclyde’s influential maritime history and industrial past. There’s enjoyment for all the family – our sports, leisure and entertainment facilities are among the best in Scotland. The picturesque villages of Inverkip and Wemyss Bay have a distinct charm of their own. Their sailing waters and facilities provide an extensive range of water-based sports and activities. Inland, nestling in the Gryffe Valley, take time to explore Quarrier’s Village – a conservation village, formerly the famous Victorian orphan community built by William Quarrier – and the historic village of Kilmacolm whose ecclesiastical roots date back to St. Columba.
From castles to boat trips, churches and country estates, we’re positive you will find plenty to enjoy on your visit.