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About Ardgowan House

Ardgowan House is a Grade 1 listed Palladian Country Mansion wedding venue located in Inverkip near Glasgow on the coast. It has been held by the Stewart family since the early 15th century: towards the end of that century, their tower house Ardgowan Castle was built within the site of the previous Inverkip Castle fortress. The present house was erected in 1797 and completed in 1801 from designs by Cairncross.

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Lunderston Bay

Lunderston Bay

1.64km from Ardgowan House

Lunderston Bay is the nearest sandy beach to Glasgow, and is popular with families, walkers and picnickers. There are picnic areas and a wheelchair accessible playground at the north end of the bay, where a Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park ranger station, toilets and a car park are also located. There are lifebuoy stations at the beach, but there are no lifeguards.

Cloch Lighthouse

Cloch Lighthouse

2.86km from Ardgowan House

The Cloch is one of the three lighthouses built to protect the difficult waters at the head of the Firth of Clyde. The lighthouse was built by Kermack and Gall; it consists of a short, round tower with corbelled walkways, and it is now accompanied by two sets of keepers' houses. The earlier houses are used as stores and the later are easily identified by their crowstepped gables. Today, the light is fully automated and unmanned.

Ardgowan estate

Ardgowan estate

3.12km from Ardgowan House

Ardgowan House is a late 18th-century mansion, set in a stunning 10,000 acre coastal Estate on the Firth of Clyde near Inverkip, Scotland. Ardgowan is located in Inverclyde, in the former county of Renfrewshire. The Ardgowan estate has been held by the Stewart family since the early 15th century: towards the end of that century, their tower house Ardgowan Castle was built within the site of the previous Inverkip Castle.

Wemyss Bay Beach

Wemyss Bay Beach

3.99km from Ardgowan House

Wemyss Bay is a rock and shingle beach, looking south over the bay of the same name and across the upper Firth of Clyde to the wild countryside of the surrounding area. It is the port for ferries on the Sea Road to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. Passengers from the island can connect to Glasgow by trains, which terminate in the village at the remarkable Wemyss Bay railway station, noted for its architectural qualities and regarded as one of Scotland's finest railway buildings.

Greenock Cut Visitor Centre

Greenock Cut Visitor Centre

4.02km from Ardgowan House

Greenock Cut Visitors Centre is a scheduled monument with fantastic views and trails. Part of the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. The Countryside Rangers provide an environmental education programme and offer advice about local walking and cycling routes and wildlife. Mobility scooters are available for FREE hire. The visitor centre is surrounded by moorland, at the start of several walks including Dunrod Hill with panoramic views of the Clyde and the Isles.

Gourock Golf Club

Gourock Golf Club

4.18km from Ardgowan House

A very well laid out and maintained course renowned for its spectacular views over the River Clyde and the Argyll Hills beyond. Facilities also include a state of the art Indoor Golf studio with access to over 30 world famous courses. Professional shop with PGA coaching available.

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Inverclyde

Inverclyde

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Inverclyde is one of 32 council areas used for local government in Scotland. It is one of the smallest in terms of area and population. It borders the North Ayrshire and Renfrewshire council areas, and is otherwise surrounded by the Firth of Clyde.

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