To see & do

The station and pier continue today as the rail terminus on the Glasgow to Wemyss Bay line, from where the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry sails to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. The island still offers many delights to the visitor as well as the resident. The splendours of Mount Stuart, home of the Marquis of Bute, and Rothesay Castle, a magnificent medieval ruin in the centre of the town, are just two examples.

The surrounding area also offers a range of activities including local cycle routes and walks, golf courses, fishing and historic sites.


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Local Activities

Muirshiel to Wemyss Bay Cycle Route

Three Ferries Cycle Route

Gourock to Wemyss Bay Cycle Route

Ayrshire Coastal Path
Walkers could take the train to Wemyss Bay and do the stretch to Largs, and then take a train back to Glasgow, thus enjoying a picturesque round trip.

Skelmorlie Golf Club Beithglass Road Skelmorlie PA17 5ES  01475 520152

Kip Marina Inverkip 01475 521485

Wild Bute

Mount Stuart House Isle of Bute

Bute’s “West Island Way”

Accommodation & Hospitality

Inverkip Hotel – 3 Star Inn
Main Street Inverkip PA16 0AS
01475 521478

Foresters House – 3 Star Gold B&B
Station Rd Inverkip PA16 0AY
01475 521433

Belle Vue – 4 Star B&B
13 Beatock Place Inverkip PA16 0DZ
01475 520975

Parkdean Holiday Park Wemyss Bay PA18 6BA

The Seaview Cafe Shore Road Wemyss Bay PA18 6AR
01475 521733

Cafe Riva at Kip Marina