Inverclyde is an area of unrivalled beauty, situated along the broad coastal reaches of the River Clyde with breathtaking views to the Argyll Hills and Scottish Highlands. Shipbuilding, manufacturing and trading brought prosperity to Inverclyde in the 19th and 20th centuries, spawning such illustrious sons as James Watt, the engineer, whose famous inventions paved the way for the industrial revolution.
Many of Inverclyde's historical attractions celebrate Inverclyde's influential maritime history and industrial past. There's enjoyment for all the family - our sports, leisure and entertainment facilities are among the best in Scotland. The picturesque villages of Inverkip and Wemyss Bay have a distinct charm of their own. Their sailing waters and facilities provide an extensive range of water-based sports and activities. Inland, nestling in the Gryffe Valley, take time to explore Quarrier's Village - a conservation village, formerly the famous Victorian orphan community built by William Quarrier - and the historic village of Kilmacolm whose ecclesiastical roots date back to St. Columba.
Inverclyde's spectacular moorlands, hills and lochs lie mainly within Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, a haven for the rarest species of Scottish wildlife and centre for numerous outdoor pursuits and activities.