To See and Do

The station and pier continue today as the rail terminus on the Glasgow to Wemyss Bay line, from where the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry sails to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. The island still offers many delights to the visitor as well as the resident. The splendours of Mount Stuart, home of the Marquis of Bute, and Rothesay Castle, a magnificent medieval ruin in the centre of the town, are just two examples. At Wemyss Bay, during the summer months, the Royal Scotsman (part of the Orient Express group) visits the station and stays there overnight.

The surrounding area also offers a range of activities including local cycle routes and walks, golf courses, fishing and historic sites.

Useful Links

Isle of Bute
Discover Inverclyde
Scotrail
The Royal Scotsman
Waverley Excursions
Caledonian MacBrayne
Wemyss Bay Website
Skelmorlie Website
Road Traffic Reports
Friends of The West Highland Line
The friends of Glossop Station
Inverclyde Radio


Historic Sites


Mount Stuart House
Rothesay Castle

Local Activities

Muirshiel to Wemyss Bay Cycle Route
Three Ferries Cycle Route
Gourock to Wemyss Bay Cycle Route
Skelmorlie Golf Club
Ayrshire Coastal Path

Skelmorlie marks the north end of the Ayrshire Coastal Path. Walkers could take the train to Largs and do the stretch from there to Skelmorlie, and then take a train from Wemyss Bay back to Glasgow.  

Accommodation and Hospitality

The station has its own Bar and Cafe on the concourse and
The Seaview Cafe is directly across the road 
Belle Vue Bed & Breakfast  B&B Inverkip, 13 Beatock Place, Inverkip, PA16 0DZ
Inverkip Hotel  Main Street, Inverkip, Renfrewshire, PA16 0AS   Tel. 01475 521478
email:enquiries@inverkip.co.uk
The Foresters House, Station Road, Inverkip. Tel. 01475 521 433 :
e-mail : forestershouse@msn.com 
Scottish Holidays Wemyss Bay Travel Guide
Visit Scotland The official site of Scotland's National Tourist Organisation