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Castle Semple Country Park

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Amazing at any time of year

Great place to go for a walk. If you are interested in watersports or if you like bird watching... read more

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staslt
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Dalry, United Kingdom
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Visit with friends for Coffee & take in the the views and Feed the great Selection of Ducks & Swans... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shandshop
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Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
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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...more
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All reviews well worth a visit water sports collegiate church lovely place day trip cycle track dog walkers plenty of parking great area lovely surroundings toilet facilities sandwich minute walk rspb site ducks cafe coffee
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to go for a walk. If you are interested in watersports or if you like bird watching, sometimes you get unusual visitors, lots of swans duck and geese. Nice place for a picnic in or an ice cream or fish n chips from...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit with friends for Coffee & take in the the views and Feed the great Selection of Ducks & Swans well worth a visit when in Lochwinnoch By Car Or Train & local Bus⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐👍

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Shandshop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Castle Semple is about 50 minutes drive from the centre of Glasgow. We visited to take the walk throught Parkhill Wood. It's about 5 miles through mature woodland and takes about 3 hours to allow you time to enjoy the various sights including the loch...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank james g
Reviewed July 12, 2019

We found this park completely by accident when we were driving around on our last day in Largs. It really is a lovely place and very popular with dog walkers, water sports enthusiasts and cyclists. You can walk through the woodland and come across some...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jan W
Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

Came here on the way back from lunch.. Overall a great place and beautiful walks. Extremely clean especially the toilets.. Although cant understand why the toilets shut at 4.45 on a summer's day.... Cafe was ok got an ice cream bit pricey but the norm...staff...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 518richardh
Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

Cycle down from Glasgow allot, and always stop here for coffee and cake. Great cafe, always busy with locals and cyclists. Nice spot looking over the loch.

Date of experience: June 2019
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CMRPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Castle Semple Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

Thanks for the review. As you say it is a great stop being right beside the off road Sustrans cycle route 7 Kilbirnie/Irvine - Paisley/Glasgow

Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

I spent several hours in the cafe whilst my husband took part in a rowing regatta (I did leave to watch his race!). The staff were really friendly and served good coffee (discount on refills). As a non meat eater the sandwich selection wasn't great...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JudieSpoons
CMRPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Castle Semple Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, I'm delighted you found the staff friendly and enjoyed the coffee and cake. Sandwiches are currently made off site so we can not restock during the day, we do however have cheese and biscuits available as...More

Reviewed May 22, 2019

Lovely spot and the event was well organised. Parking was an issue so we had a 15 minute walk but that was OK. Shame the cafe didnt offer a wider range of food and more toilet facilities would have been welcomeMore

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank emat822
CMRPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Castle Semple Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2019

The Rowing Regatta is the busiest day of the year, the event is organised by the Rowing Club. Parking is always a problem on Regatta day - we do encourage car sharing/using public transport etc but I agree it can be an issue. The cafe...More

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

The INSTRUCTORS were really GD GREAT FANTASTIC and put me at ease in the kayak GREAT FANTASTIC VIEWS too it was MEGA GREAT FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE overall and the instructors SHOWED me how to kayak safely without tipping over. MASSIVE thumbs up to that one.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CMRPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Castle Semple Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for your review of our Outdoor Activity kayaking course at Clyde Muirshiel's Castle Semple Centre in Lochwinnoch. We're glad you enjoyed the course and are now able to enjoy the water in a kayak safely. We look forward to seeing you on a...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Nice view. The birds are awesome. Avoid the shop though cos its too expensive for what they have available.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ColinAnnAmber
CMRPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Castle Semple Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Hi Colin, thank you for your review of Castle Semple Visitor Centre. We're sorry you found the shop expensive but we do have several different items at different price points to attract a wide range of customers. There are also sales throughout the year where...More

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esthero693
July 26, 2019|
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Response from CMRPManagement | Property representative |
The loch is generally busy with rescue craft, sailing, kayaking and canoeing activities. The rowing club also train on the loch. Hence we would not recommend it even though it is used by swimmers. Castle Semple Loch often... More
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mazz52
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Response from ejcunninghame | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Paths and ramps are suitable
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