Inverclyde is one of Scotland's 32 administrative divisions and was formerly part of the traditional county of Renfrewshire.
The name Inverclyde is derived from the baronetcy of Inverclyde (1897), given to Sir John Burns and his heirs.
Inverclyde borders Argyll and Bute to the north, West Dunbartonshire to the east, and North Ayrshire and Renfrewshire to the south. Covering 160 km², Inverclyde is the 29th largest administrative division and the 27th largest by population.
Things to do in Inverclyde
Newark Castle, Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire, is a Norman-style castle overlooking the River Trent. Initially built by the Saxon king Egbert's order, it was rebuilt in stone and enlarged by Archbishop Alexander of Lincoln, who established a monastery there. The plans adopted were probably those of Sleaford Castle, another fortress built by this prelate.
Lunderston Bay is situated on the east coast of the Firth of Clyde in Inverclyde, between Gourock and the village of Inverkip Midway, by the A770 highway.
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park is a collective term for rural areas reserved for protection and recreation at the South Clyde River's mouth in Scotland.
At the western end of Greenock in Inverclyde, Lyle Hill is beautifully landscaped and accessible from Lyle Road, built from 1879 to 1880 and named after Provost Abram Lyle, known as a sugar factory.
The vast regional park Muirshiel contains the Greenock Cut, which is an ancient monument. This is a circular walk around the moorland and then along the Greenock Cut canal-aqueduct, now a designated monument overlooking Clyde's magnificent view.
Gourock Park is an ideal location for small or large events and is famous for its magnificent backdrop of the River Clyde and the Argyll Mountains.
Cloch Point Lighthouse
The Cloch Point is a point on the coast of the Firth of Clyde in Scotland. Since 1797, there has been a lighthouse to warn ships to leave The Gantocks.