Be a tourist in your town – Erskine and Inchinnan

Friday 28th August, 2020

Erskine began life as a small village settlement and has since expanded into a bustling new town. The village’s iconic bridge serves as your gateway to Loch Lomond and the Scottish Highlands. While nearby Inchinnan is home to medieval carved stones and stunning Art Deco buildings.

Find out more about Erskine here.

Find out more about Inchinnan here.

Activities and sights

The small village of Erskine has a lot to shout about. It’s famous bridge, which stands more than 150 feet from the River Clyde, connects Renfrewshire with West Dunbartonshire and is your gateway to Loch Lomond and the Scottish Highlands.

The nearby Erskine veterans’ charity houses a popular garden centre and restaurant, while other nearby attractions include the luxury Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort and popular family favourite, Lamont City Farm.

Lamont City Farm is a vibrant community and animal welfare project where visitors can meet a wide variety of animals, including ducks, small furries, horses, llamas, pigs, sheep and goats.

Nearby is the Boden Boo – a woodland area which lies beneath the Erskine Bridge and contains about two miles of trails and the Erskine Beach.

The village is also home to the Newshot Island Nature Reserve, a salt marsh that juts out into the River Clyde and acts as a feeding and resting point for a wide array of migratory birds.

Home to medieval carved stones and stunning Art Deco buildings, visitors to Inchinnan are in for a pleasant surprise!

The stunning India of Inchinnan building dates from the 1930s when it was designed by Thomas Wallis for the India Tyres Company. The building has recently been restored and now houses a cafe called R34 – named to commemorate the airships built on the site during the First World War.

A series of carved stones at Inchinnan Parish Church dating from around 900-1100AD are believed to mark the final resting place of prominent figures from the long-lost Kingdom of Strathclyde – a significant stronghold which reached its peak as the Vikings were waging bloody raids on Scotland. Another group of stones dating from 1200-1700 are thought to include Knights Templar stones.

The village is also know for the Inchinnan Cruising Club which was established in 1932. It’s a small club located between Inchinnan and Renfrew with an active membership and a varied fleet of power and sailing vessels. The aim of the club is to promote boating within the Firth of Clyde alongside social activities afloat and ashore.

Now that we’ve told you some of our top picks – here are some of your favourite spots in Erskine and Inchinnan.

Boden Boo

 

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Mar Hall Golf

 

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Lamont Farm

 

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India of Inchinnan

 

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