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Address: Lochlip Road | Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Lochwinnoch, Scotland
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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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We sat watching the ducks and swans while eating lunch. They have good facilities and a coffee shop. Relaxing surrounding

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Troon, United Kingdom
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Troon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat watching the ducks and swans while eating lunch. They have good facilities and a coffee shop. Relaxing surrounding

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Thank AnneHR939
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a fun day out look no further. Castle Semple and the RSPB location at Lochwinnoch will satisfy the whole family. Starting at the RSPB centre my grandchildren and I set out on a nature adventure which included bug hunting, tree climbing and getting altogether rather muddy, we then moved across the water to Castle Semple... More 

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Thank Jacky F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love Castle Semple. On a sunny day it is a beautiful day out. I have taken my dog for walks here but she is a small dog so we only go for a stroll along the loch. My boyfriend and I decided to go ourselves to venture further and I am so glad we did! It has some... More 

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Thank glaangel
Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Castle semple offers beautiful views over the loch with a coffee shop, sailing club, great cycling and walking footpaths, pick nick area, woodland and nature trail. Extremely popular venue for youngsters, families in fact for all ages.

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Thank Arnold H
Glasgow, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Really enjoyed. Only blip was we found the trails map (orange leaflet) was difficult to follow. Couldn't find coloured arrows that are meant to show the way.

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

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the Park although I'm disappointed you had a problem with the trail map. We don't have an orange leaflet as such so if you can let us know, by emailing info@clydemuirshiel.co.uk, the name of the leaflet or the name of the trail you were trying to follow we will certainly look into it.... More 

Kilbirnie, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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Thank Mariette48
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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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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Thank Richard T
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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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307 reviews
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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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66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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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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