The Pencil

The Pencil, Largs: Address, The Pencil Reviews: 4.5/5

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Bob50M
Glasgow, UK415 contributions
Iconic landmark
May 2021 • Family
Reachable by a 19 minute walk from the town centre, this iconic landmark has great views at it and on the way to it.
Written 22 May 2021
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Charlie Bear
6 contributions
Lovely walk to Pencil
Sep 2020
Great walk with fabulous views. Dog friendly however as there's roadworks en route from Largs centre, cyclists should dismount as walkway quite compromised. No bell ringing to warn of their approach etc. Some seem to think its a speedway.
Written 25 September 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,617 contributions
Battle of Largs Monument that looks like a pencil
Jul 2020
We saw this monument as part of the Largs Heritage Trail, which you can download from the North Ayrshire Council. Anyways, I knew of this as the Battle of Largs Monument commemorating the battle between the Scots and the Vikings in 1263. It does indeed look like a sharp pencil with the pointed end sticking up. A nice stop on the trail and along the Ayrshire Coastal Path too.
Written 8 July 2020
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,264 contributions
Interesting and Distinctive Monument, Great Views and Easy Parking
Feb 2020
Parked at the spacious Largs Marina public car parks. An easy walk with great views to the 'pencil'. A fine walk into Largs where you can get refreshments and then walk back. The rocky shore is worth a 'potter' with the rock pools and marine creatures.
Written 1 March 2020
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Great views
Jan 2020 • Family
A must see when in largs, about a 15-20 min walk from town centre along the coastal path. Great views on a clear day, worth a visit!
Written 16 January 2020
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GB-KSA
Glasgow, UK218 contributions
Stunning Views
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great place to visit, especially in the summer, quite a few places to sit and watch the boats on the Clyde and soak in the atmosphere.
Written 27 December 2019
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Gerry G
122 contributions
When You See The Pencil - You Know You Are In Largs
Dec 2019
The Pencil is a replica of an old spear to commemorate the aborted Viking invasion f Scotland. It is a unique landmark and you know you are in Largs when you see the Pencil !!!
Written 17 December 2019
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MAUREEN M
Largs, UK46 contributions
Walking dog
Nov 2019 • Solo
Take my dog every day to the pencil and he gets a good run about.Lovely pleasant walk it can be cold at this time of year.Allways meet friendly people when walkig
Written 25 November 2019
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Colin McIntosh
Largs, UK27 contributions
Brilliant for dog walking
Nov 2019 • Couples
We take our dog here regularly as she loves exploring the rocks around the beautifully historic pencil and it’s such a lovely place looking over to Cumbrae and the marina and with seats everywhere you can sit and let the time go watching the world go by
Written 24 November 2019
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yvonneo488
Prestwick, UK6 contributions
The year 1263
Oct 2019 • Family
Great history connected to the Needle. To commemorate the last battle against the Vikings in Britain.
Written 30 October 2019
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