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
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
Millport has popular cafe's, bistro,
hotel for meals by the pier, and bar
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
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
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.
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
The Museum of the Cumbraes is situated
in the centre of Millport overlooking the
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.
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
Mapes Cycle Hire
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
Information on B&B accommodation
in the cathedral can be found at the
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.
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
The holiday park has a number of
caravans and a cottage for holiday
Tel: 01475 530 000.
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
You can visit the high point by
walking, cycling, or by car.