A must for first-time visitors to Scotland. From Uplawmoor, it's
less than an hour's drive down into Ayrshire to the Robert Burns'
Cottage at Alloway, near Ayr. Tannahill's Cottage, Queens Street,
Paisley is the thatched home of poet Robert Tannahill (1774-1810), a
contemporary of Burns who co-founded the world's first Burns Club.
Beyond that, Burns slept, ate, drank, worked as a Customs & Excise
Inspector and loved the lasses the length and breath of Renfrewshire
- he even wrote a poem to one particular one, Highland Mary, who is
buried at Greenock Cemetery.
Paisley is Scotland's largest town. Discover for yourself; Paisley
Abbey, Coats Observatory, Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, Lagoon
Exploring The Highlands & Islands
Just half an hourís drive from Uplawmoor, there are regular ferry
services cross the Clyde, these link Renfrewshire's shores to
Northern Ireland, Arran and all the islands in the Clyde Estuary.
Caledonian MacBrayne provide regular ferry services at Gourock and
Wemyss Bay across the Firth of Clyde to Dunoon, where the Highlands
begin. The McInroy ferry also goes to Dunoon from its terminal one
mile west of Gourock.
Loch Lomond is the largest freshwater loch in the UK and
Scotlandís first national park. The Drumkin Tower boasts wonderful
views over the loch. The park also has a variety of activities to
keep you amused, including the Gateway Visitor Centre, woodland
walks, shopping and places to relax and recharge.