Skelmorlie attractions

Skelmorlie attractions


highlands of ScotlandSkelmorlie is a small town and holiday resort on the Firth of Clyde coastline. Skelmorlie lies to the south of Wemyss Bay and is 5 miles north of Largs.


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Attractions Skelmorlie Aisle, Largs Old Kirk, High Street, Largs Tel: 01475 672450. Hidden away in Largs' Old Kirk is Skelmorlie Aisle, a gem of Renaissance architecture unique in Scotland. This jewel-like monument was erected in 1636 for Sir Robert Montgomerie of Skelmorlie and contains an elaborate carved stone tomb in Renaissance style and a painted timber ceiling, with lively scenes illustrating the seasons. The tomb was decorated by Scottish masons following Italian patterns and also includes the coat of arms. Info: Jun-Aug Mon-Fri 1400-1700; keys from museum next door. Free. About 6 miles south of Skelmorlie.

Skelmorlie Aisle

Attractions Vikingar, Greenock Road, Largs KA30 8QL. Tel: 01475 689777.
The award winning Vikingar! is a multi-media exhibition which fully describes the Viking influence in Scotland, which ended with the Battle of Largs in 1263. Other facilities include a theatre and cinema, swimming pool, café, bar and gift shop.
About 6 miles south of Skelmorlie.


Attractions Clyde Marine Cruises of Greenock, Tel 01475-721281.You can take a boat trip during July and August from Largs to Rothesay and the Kyles of Bute. The old paddle steamer Waverley departs from Largs on Tuesdays during the summer, Tel 0141-2218152, to Arran and Bute. Details from the tourist office. About 6 miles south of Skelmorlie.

Clyde Marine Cruises of Greenock

AttractionsKelburn Castle and Country Centre, Fairlie KA29 0BE. Tel: 01475 568 685. The family home of the Earls of Glasgow, Kelburn castle dates back to the 13th century. It is still lived in by the present Earl and family, is open to the public in July and August and provides an impressive background to exotic gardens, famous trees and many features of historical interest. The Kelburn Glen with its waterfalls and deep gorges is regarded as one of Scotland's most beautiful woodlands and leads to spectacular views over the islands of the Firth of Clyde. About 8 miles south of Skelmorlie.

Kelburn Castle and Country Centre

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