Inverkip is an ancient coastal village in Inverclyde that has evolved to be a popular seaside resort with shops, bars, restaurants and a range of holiday accommodation. In the Inverkip part of Town of Renfrewshire, you will find a gruesome power-station chimney and large yacht marina.
This small village is situated at the mouth of the River Kip as it enters the Firth of Clyde 6 miles (9½ km) southwest of Greenock in the old county of Renfrewshire. Its lands were granted to the monks of Paisley Abbey in the 12th Century and they held these until the Reformation; the village was also a centre for fishing, smuggling and in the 17th century, severe witch-hunts. It became a seaside resort with the arrival of the railway in the 1860s and is today a yachting centre. Notable buildings include Inverkip Castle (on the Ardgowan estate), home of the Shaw Stewart family, and Ardgowan House (1748).
Things to do
The village can be easily explored on foot. Inverkip is famous for its many spectacular walking trails including the main tourist attraction,the nature trail cornalees, which would take you along some of the post card pretty settings and country roads of Inverclyde. However, there is a risk of getting lost if you dont follow signs.The 7 mile path of Greenock cut that is accessible through cornalees nature trail up the back of Inverkip, is also famous for its spectacular views. Some of the other popular outdoor leisure options include fishing, horse riding and camping.
The annual boat show in the marina is a huge hit among tourists in Inverkip. It will have a display of lovely boats to see or buy.The sprawling marina of Kip Village is a popular yachting centre. Some of the other attractions include the trout fishing facility at Ardgowan Fishery ( Tel:01475 522 492), Lunderston Bay, an idyllic picnic spot and the Cardwell Nursery Garden Centre ( Tel: 01475 521 536) with café, bar and restaurant. The Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, the largest of its kind in Scotland is well suited for walking, cycling and sight-seeing and offers woodland walks, nature trails a Ranger Service, café and gift shop. Tel: +44(0)1505 614 791
Inverkip Hotels & Accommodation
A small family run hotel which is an ideal base for exploring the Clyde and its islands. With an excellent reputation for offering fine Scottish cuisine. more details about Inverkip Hotel
Self Catering Cottages in Inverkip