Isle of Cumbrae

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The Isle of Cumbrae is situated about 2 miles off the Scottish mainland coast at the town of Largs.

There are two small car/passenger ferries that run between Largs and the Ferry Slip on Cumbrae about every half hour, all day. The only town on the island is Millport that is situated on the south side of the island, about 4 miles south of the Ferry Slip. Regular buses run between the Ferry Slip and Millport.

The fairly flat 10.5-mile road that runs around the island is probably Scotland's busiest cycle lane. There are a few hire shops in the town that stock 100s of cycles of every type. There is also a steep road that crosses the island at its highest point at 417 ft, for more adventurous cyclists. Many people also visit the highest point by car or by walking.

Millport has popular cafe's, bistro, hotel for meals by the pier, and bar diners.

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Right is one of two small car/passenger ferries that make the short 8 minute crossing between Largs and Great Cumbrae every 30 minutes. Prices are about £5 per passenger and £20 per car return.

There is a regular bus service from the Cumbrae slip that costs about £3 to travel to the islands town of Millport for anyone without a car or bike.

The only town on the island, Millport, is situated about 4 miles south of the ferry slip on the Isle of Cumbrae.

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Only a few hundred yards south of the ferry slip on Cumbrae is the National Centre Cumbrae.

The centre has a variety of vessels from dinghy’s to windsurfing, sailing, kayaks and powerboats. Tel: 01475 530 757 for bookings or check the website at:
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On the southeast side of Cumbrae, just before the town of Millport, is the Marine Station and Aquarium.

The Station houses part of the Robertson Collection - a collection of specimens from the Clyde Sea-Area, showing the beauty and diversity of living marine creatures from the Area. Tel: 01743 852 100.

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Between 3 and 4 miles south of the ferry slip is the town of Millport. This smallish town is mainly one long street that winds its way around Millport Bay, about 2 miles long.

The beach area is lined with Flower Beds and Palm Trees.

You can find popular cafe's, bistro, hotel for meals, and bar diners along this street.


The Museum of the Cumbraes is situated in the centre of Millport overlooking the beach.

The museum is housed in the impressive looking Garrison building with a cafe, scenic gardens and a kids play area.

The Museum of the Cumbraes displays the history of Millport and the islands of Great and Wee Cumbrae.

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The kids play area is in the centre of town next to the beach. There are a few cafes, restaurants and bar/diners overlooking the beach area a short distance east of the pier.

The Waverley Paddle Steamer visits Millport throughout the summer, normally on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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This is why most people visit Cumbrae. The fairly flat 10.5-mile road that runs around the island is probably Scotland’s busiest cycle lane. There are three hire shops in the town that stock 100s of cycles of every type. Hire prices from about £2.80 an hour to £5.70 for a full day.

There is also a steep road that crosses the island at its highest point at 417 feet for the more adventurous cyclist.

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The Cathedral of the Isles is situated off College Street in the centre of Millport. This cathedral built in 1886, is thought to be the smallest in Britain, if not Europe.

You can visit the cathedral every day.

Information on B&B accommodation in the cathedral can be found at the website.
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Millport Golf Club is situated off Golf Road, a short distance northwest of the town centre. Visitors are welcome with prices around £24 - £32 per round. This 5828-yard par 68 course has excellent views over Little Cumbrae, Arran, Bute and the Firth of Clyde.

Website: www.millportgolfclub.co.uk
Tel: 01475 530 306.

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The Westbourne House Holiday Park and B&B is situated about 1 mile west of Millport with views over the Isle of Arran.

The holiday park has a number of caravans and a cottage for holiday lets.
Tel: 01475 530 000.

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The highest point on the Island of Cumbrae is 417 feet with a Trig Point block. The area also has a Cairn with a bronze plaque on top showing the towns, islands and mountains around the southwest of Scotland.

A road runs from the ferry slip, past this high point and down into Millport past the Cathedral of the Isles on College Street.

You can visit the high point by walking, cycling, or by car.

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For more information on Cumbrae: www.millport.org.

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