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Lochwinnoch is a village in the historic county of Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands of Scotland lying on the banks of Castle Semple Loch and the River Calder.

 

 

Castle Semple Loch plays host to a variety of watersports, being part of the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park and an RSPB bird sanctuary is nearby.

 

The village is served by Lochwinnoch railway station on the Ayrshire Coast Line.

The former railway line has been converted into a cycle path and is now part of the National Cycle Network's National Cycle Route Number 7, running from Glasgow to Gretna.  Lochwinnoch is 10 miles from Glasgow Airport and 25 miles from Prestwick Airport.

 

There are three public houses in Lochwinnoch, two of which also offer food; the Corner Bar, the Brown Bull and the Three Churches Inn. The Junction Bistro located at the cross and Lochwinnoch Golf Course which is open to non-members also serve food.  Castle Semple also have a cafe serving drinks and snacks. In addition there are 3 takeaway restaurants offering Chinese, Indian, Italian and British food.  The Loch House restaurant lies 1.5 miles from the centre of the village.

 

There are several shops in the village including 2 small supermarkets, a baker,a butcher/grocer/deli and a newsagent.