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Tel code: 01475 | code search
Postcode: PA16 | code search
Population: 1600
Council: Argyll and Bute
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Inverkip is an ancient coastal village in Inverclyde, Scotland situated at the mouth of the River kip where it flows into the Firth of Clyde opposite Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula with Greenock five miles north-east. The monks of Paisley Abbey built a church here in 1188 and the village was made Burgh of Barony before the Act of Union of 1707. Inverkip was well-known as an alleged centre for witchcraft during the 1600’s, with Alexander Dunrod believed to be a practising warlock who died under mysterious circumstances. Historically interesting features include the ruins of the 15th century Ardgowan Castle lying in the estate of the Ardgowan House built in 1798 and the Parish Church dating from 1804. The railway station arrived in 1865 and is still in operation on the Inverclyde Line. The village developed into a popular Clydeside Resort for tourists. Inverkip village is a popular seaside resort with shops, bars, restaurants and a variety of holiday accommodation. The large marina called Kip Village is now well-known as a yachting centre attracting boat-owners. Attractions include Lunderston Bay an idyllic picnic spot and the Cardwell Nursery Garden Centre with café, bar and restaurant. The Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park is ideal for walking, cycling and sight-seeing with woodland walks, nature trails a Ranger Service, café and gift shop. Trout fishing is available at the Ardgowan Fishery.

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Kip Marina Apartments (0.20 miles)

Kip Marina Apartments

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This stunning new waterfront development offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments which combine the convenience of self-catering with the luxury of a fine hotel. Each apartment is generously proportioned ... More

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Abbot's Brae (3.11 miles)


Nestled high amongst established woodland with sensational views over the Firth of Clyde and surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery you will ever see, Abbots Brae has earned for itself an enviable reputation ... More | visit website

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Selborne Hotel (3.27 miles)

Selborne Hotel

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The Selborne Hotel is a beautiful base from which to explore the rugged mountain scenery of Argyll.The hotel boasts 98 bedrooms all with private facilities. Ground Floor and sea view ... More

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St Ives Hotel (3.28 miles)

St Ives Hotel

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The 3-star St Ives Hotel is situated on the traffic free West Bay with magnificent views of the Firth Of Clyde. We are only minutes from the town centre and offer ... More

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Milton Tower Hotel (3.28 miles)

Milton Tower Hotel
A warm welcome awaits you at Milton Tower from George and Editha. This three star family run establishment is pleasantly situated and commands a magnificent view of the Firth of Clyde and is within easy ... More | visit website
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Glenmorag Hotel (3.29 miles)

Glenmorag Hotel

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Glenmorag Hotel, Dunoon has 75 rooms and is stands in its own grounds in an elevated position overlooking the firth of Clyde. All bedrooms are en suite and have television ... More

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Argyll Hotel (3.38 miles)

Argyll Hotel

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The Argyll Hotel is Dunoon's most popular hotel. Situated in the heart of town offering a choice of different restaurants under one roof, along with the Clyde Suite Bar. Have ... More

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Dhailling Lodge (3.70 miles)

Dhailling Lodge
An oasis of comfort, hospitality, good food and fine wine. Dhailling Lodge offer the perfect location for those seeking a few days solace from the hurly burly of city life, or a base from ... More | visit website
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Lyall Cliff (3.70 miles)

Lyall Cliff
Lyall Cliff self-catering offers two quality self-catering units in a beautiful location directly on the Dunoon Promenade, within 10 minutes' easy walk of the town centre. The units consist of one spacious semi-detached house (Firthview ... More | visit website
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Enmore Hotel (4.00 miles)

Enmore Hotel

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The Enmore Hotel is a small intimate quality establishment handled by a dedicated and qualified management team.
The hotel's ambience is very special with open fires, candlelight and flowers in the ... More

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