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Address: Lochlip Road | Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Lochwinnoch, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1418 42882
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Welcome to the Castle Semple Visitor Centre and County Park listing. Please...

Welcome to the Castle Semple Visitor Centre and County Park listing. Please note this site one of several within the larger Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.

Castle Semple is located in Lochwinnoch Renfrewshire next to National Cycle Route 7 and just a short walk from Lochwinnoch Train Station.

The Centre has a cafe and gift shop, provides free parking and entry as well as lots to do with great water, walks and wildlife. There is a Ranger Service who provide family friendly events and volunteer programmes throughout the year.

There is also a highly qualified Outdoor Activity team with Instructors to guide you or your group through the techniques involved in sailing, kayaking, canoeing, powerboating, archery and loads more!

The Centre is also fully equipped to be accessible to all, registered as Scotlands first Centre of Excellence for disability sailing in 2012.

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Swans and sun and water fun

A great day out for the whole family with boats and bicycles for hire. Lovely walks along the lock and a lovely tearoom to have a good cuppa on a cold day. The swans and geese... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mariette48
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Kilbirnie, United Kingdom
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Kilbirnie, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great day out for the whole family with boats and bicycles for hire. Lovely walks along the lock and a lovely tearoom to have a good cuppa on a cold day. The swans and geese have taken over a section of the loch but loves the attention the children give them. Next to the loch is Bird Watching opportunities... More 

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CMRPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Castle Semple Country Park, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed the weather and the wildlife on your visit to Castle Semple Country Park. The coffee shop with the lovely views over the loch is certainly a great place to warm up on a cold day. Please note our Bike Hire is provided by RT Cycles - during the winter months it is best to phone or... More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did my BCU 2 star training and award here and the facility is top notch. The staff are fully upto speed with disability awareness and could not have been more helpful. The equipment and facilities are excellent. I had a total of three days on the water here and felt safe despite the storm force winds for one of... More 

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CMRPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Castle Semple Country Park, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your positive review, we hope your comments will inspire others to make use of the accessible facilities or even just the scenic coffee location that is Castle Semple Centre. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We are regular visitors here and love it. It is a great way to spend an afternoon - there is a well trodden path for walking beside the loch; there is a lovely little coffee shop, also selling small gifts and cards and there is the loch itself, complete with boaters and birdlife. Sunday afternoons are particularly pleasant (weather permitting)... More 

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Thank Lindy J
Houston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Luckily it was a lovely day when we had a walk around this lovely park. You can feed the birds or just sit and watch them. Nice wee café too.

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Thank Ewen A
Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Castle Semple is a lovely little spot on the edge of Lochwinnoch with easy access to the UK cycle track route and also several country walks. It is within a short distance of the RSPB centre also on the outskirts of the village. The tea room at Castle Semple is quite basic but adequate and clean.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great place to drop into for a walk around the loch, can head into the woods or just sit and watch the swans, geese, gulls ducks and many other birds. There is a cafe where you can get basic refreshments teas coffees, cakes crisps, sweets and a cold ice-cream or lolly ice on a hot day. Staff are always friendly... More 

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Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I live here do I'm a bit biased ...... Sometimes don't appreciate what is right here on your own doorstep. Such a lot to offer visitors - from the park itself, though the woods, exploring ruins on foot or on your bike to sailing, wind surfing and rowing. So much to do and try.

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Thank Juliea502015
Kilbirnie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

There are some fantastic walks around the centre as well as water sports on the Loch. We went on a sunny evening and only thing which would have made it better was it the cafe or shop was open for drinks. The area around was very busy and the centre could be missing out.

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Thank LindaMcCafferty
ayrshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Just happened to be out one Sunday and popped in via route home, it was peaceful, beautiful scenery, wee coffee shop , with wee Nick nacks you could buy ,

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Lovely walk. Varied and easy going. We could tailor our walk to suit the weather and time available to us on both visits. Lots of other activities available. Good tea rooms and toilets.

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