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How to get to Millport, Isle of Cumbrae ⛴

The Isle of Cumbrae is known as ‘Scotland’s Most Accessible Island’, and for good reason. It’s only an 8-minute ferry ride across from Largs on the North Ayrshire coast. Here’s everything you need to know to get there.

Unique Things to See and Do in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae 👀

Looking for things to see & do in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae? Well, you’re in right place. Here are the most unique on the island.

The Best Bars, Pubs & Beer Gardens in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae 🍻

So, you’ve landed yourself in Millport after a long day and you’re looking for somewhere to wet the whistle. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s been a day of scenic walks, cycling or relaxing at the beach, it gets to that time in the day where you deserve to settle down and enjoy …

The Best Places to Eat in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae 🍽

So you’ve found yourself in Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae, and hunger strikes? Well, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this blog, I’ll be telling you about all the best cafes, restaurants, and takeaways you can find on the island. So, whether it’s lunch, dinner, or a quick snack, we’ll make sure you …

Our Climate Action Plan 🌎

Who sets up a Climate Action Plan before they even set up their business? We do. We’re determined to create a genuinely environmentally sustainable business from day one. Here are 11 ways we’ll be doing our bit for the planet.

Installation of Renewable Energy Infrastructure at Jack’s Alt-Stays!

That’s right! – we’re incredibly excited to announce our brand new installation of solar infrastructure at Jack’s Alt-Stays. Thanks to the Ayrshire Rural and Islands Ambition (ARIA) fund and the Scottish Government, we’ve been able to achieve a goal we’ve had since Day 1 of our start-up business. We’ve always strived to be a genuinely …

Our Cabin Build Journey 🛠

So, IT BEGINS – we’re officially on the road to our first site of Cabins. How exciting!… but also kind of terrifying. All I can really say is, we’ve got a hell of a long way to go. As I write this, it’s currently the 3rd of May 2021 and things are just starting to …

A Guide to Cycling in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae 🚴‍♀️

The Isle of Cumbrae is known as a ‘Cyclist’s paradise’, and for good reason too! It’s only an 8-minute ferry ride from Largs on the North Ayrshire coast, and is essentially one 10-mile loop. Here’s a guide to Cycling in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae.

The Best Walking Routes on the Isle of Cumbrae 🥾

Ditch the car on the mainland and get those boots strapped up. Here are the five best walking routes on the the Isle of Cumbrae, complete with pre-loaded Google Maps route buttons to click.

Dog Friendly Guide to Millport, Isle of Cumbrae 🐶

Looking to find out about all the dog-friendly places in Millport? You’re in the right place! 🐾 Thankfully, Millport and the wider Isle of Cumbrae is very dog-friendly. There are plenty of scenic walking routes to enjoy with your pooch, and once you’re in need of some refreshments, there are lots of dog-friendly cafes, restaurants, …

Wood-fired Hot Tubs – “Surely They’re Not Eco?” 🪵

Being an eco-friendly tourist accommodation business, we thought long and hard about using wood-fired hot tubs and wood fuel. Here’s why.

The Ultimate Guide to Millport, Isle of Cumbrae 📕

Everything you need to know about Millport, all in one place. We like to call this one: The Ultimate Guide to Millport, Isle of Cumbrae.

Best Things to See and Do in Largs ✏️

Whether it’s The Pencil Monument, Magnus the Viking, or Kelburn Castle, here are the very best things to see and do in Largs, North Ayrshire.

10 Ways to be a Responsible Tourist in Scotland

As we set off to explore wonderful Scotland once again, it’s a great time to really reflect on how we can do this responsibly – to be a ‘Responsible Tourist’

Shopping in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae 🛍️

Millport is known for its beautiful scenery, beaches, cycling, and… shopping? Well… not necessarily. Saying that, there are some brilliant wee shops that are always worth dropping into whilst you’re visiting the Isle of Cumbrae. Spoiler alert: you won’t find any big supermarkets or shopping centres here! Besides, it’s always best to spend local! Make …

Crocodile Rock, Lion Rock & Indian Rock 🐊 | Millport, Isle of Cumbrae

The Isle of Cumbrae is home to a group of quirky landmarks including the Crocodile Rock, Lion Rock, and Indian Rock. Here’s their story and how to find them!

Millport, Isle of Cumbrae – Your Questions Answered

Here’s a super handy blog that answers every question you could possibly have before visiting Millport, Isle of Cumbrae. From beer gardens to bikes, and restaurants to walking routes, here’s everything you need to know.

Adam’s Daily Dooks for Mental Health 🏊

In the early hours of Boxing Day, we made a commitment to jump into the sea every day for the full month of January in aid of the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH). What a way to start 2021!

A Voyage to Wee Cumbrae 🚤

You know those places that are literally right on your doorstep, but you’ve never been? Wee Cumbrae was one of those places for me.
The problem is, it’s a tiny uninhabited island with no way to get there… until now.

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