The Travel Book

The Travel Book – A Grand Day Out – Island of Great Cumbrae

When you visit the West Coast of Scotland, you sometimes want some places that you can visit hat are a bit different and give you a different experience. Well, whether you are a driver or relying on public transport, I have a place for you to visit today.

Millport is the only town on the island of Great Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde and can be visited taking a drive, a train or a bus to the town of Largs, right in the city centre, there is a ferry port where you can pick up a boat to take over to the island. If you are a driver, I have good news for you as the ferry takes cars on board. If you are a walk on passenger, you can do this too and the bonus is that the boat links up with the bus so there is always one there waiting for you!

So what makes this island a great place to visit? Well, for starters, if you are a walker or a cyclist there are lots of routes and tracks for you to take and on a clear day there will be some really great views of the other islands and mainlands that are around.

In the warmer months there will be various activities to do with the water you could get involved with and in the winter months you can embrace the rustic and rugged coastline.

One of the things that is really exciting to see is something called Crocodile Rock – it may just be a rugged rock with a face of a crocodile painted on it but it is unique and has a history to it.

The island of Great Cumbrae is one of those places you can visit more then once and always find something new to do, I went and visisted it on a day in the winter months and cannot wait to see it in the sun.

Also, one last thing, if you are into brid watching, it is meant to be a great place to see lots of different species.

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