Millport is the 'capital' of Cumbrae, a small island off the Ayrshire coast.
Millport is the only town on the island which lies just offshore from Largs on the Ayrshire coast. The town curves around an attractive hilly bay on the south coast. The sandy bay is lined by a pretty seafront promenade, perfect for gentle seaside strolls.
Millport is a quirky seaside destination with a wealth of things to do that are brilliant for families. The town possesses Britain’s smallest cathedral, the Cathedral of the Isles, which was completed in 1851 to a design by William Butterfield, one of the leading Gothic revival architects of the day.
Garrison House, a striking Gothic building, is now home to the Museum of the Cumbraes and the Garrison House Café, as well as the local library and council offices. As you browse the exhibits, see ancient archaeological finds and learn of thrilling stories of smugglers from the 18th century.
A mile or so along the south shore to the east is the Robertson Museum & Aquarium, where visitors can learn about the wide variety of marine life and local habitats on the island.
Within Millport you'll find places to eat out, grocery stores, a garage and bike hire shops. Sailing boats and yachts can take advantage of the pontoons and harbour facilities. Look out for the crocodile rock, a jagged rock painted to look like a crocodile, on the shore.
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