Thursday, January 8, 2009

West Kilbride

We visited West Kilbride late on a rainy afternoon in October 2008. Not much time for anything other than a quick walk around the town and some coffee! Known as the 'Craft Town', we didn't see any crafts on our hasty visit that day; that will have to wait till the next time we go there.

Looking up the main street

The surprisingly upmarket restaurant, "Chu Chus" in the old station building, where we had coffee (and the best, friendliest, service you could find anywhere!)

(Their website is here )

Inside - one of the ornate fireplaces

(The only place where we've been given some butter tablet free on the side too!)

Some gardens near the station - and a small amount of sun (it didn't last long!)

Geoffrey on the bridge above the Kilbride Burn

The Wikipedia page about West Kilbride can be found here


Gerard Ward said...

Hi Jane,

My mum and dad retired to West Kilbride,its a lovely place,with some very nice walks which are not to strenuous.
The walk to the castle and the "hutters" is very pleasant,as is a walk up Law hill which gives you superb views.

But my favourite place was the graveyard,the views of Arran are superb.

Jane said...

Thanks for this Gerry. I'll made a note of what you say and will definitely try those walks next time. I imagine it would be a nice place to retire to as well.