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Lyle Hill, Greenock

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Lyle Hill is a scenic overlook at the West End of Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland. The hill has scenic viewpoints accessible from Lyle Road, which was constructed in 1879–1880 and named after Provost Abram Lyle, well known as a sugar refiner. The hill's highest point is Craigs Top at 426 feet (130 m) above sea level, and before the road was constructed the hill was known as the Craigs, or as the Bingens (with various spellings).



Adjacent to the highest point of the road, a scenic viewpoint looks out over Gourock and the Firth of Clyde to Cowal in the west, and north over the Fort Matilda area of Greenock to Argyll across the Clyde. There are benches, information points, and a beacon which is lit on significant occasions. Car parking spaces give views to the west, and a short distance further down the road the Free French Memorial is in the shape of the Cross of Lorraine combined with an anchor. Across the road, steps and a rough path lead up to a viewpoint at Craigs Top with views up the River Clyde as far as Glasgow.
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  • One of the best views you will get anywhere. As the River Clyde becomes the Firth of Clyde, you can see (on a good day) all the way to Ben Lomond and the Argyll hills. Parking available at the top. 
    One of the best views you will get anywhere. As the River Clyde becomes the Firth of Clyde, you can see (on a good day) all the way to Ben Lomond and the Argyll hills. Parking available at the top.  more »
  • If the Lion Of Judah were to unleash the four horsemen of the apocalypse this would be the ideal place to set them on off their catastrophic patrol ... unleashing sword, famine and plague ... the... 
    If the Lion Of Judah were to unleash the four horsemen of the apocalypse this would be the ideal place to set them on off their catastrophic patrol ... unleashing sword, famine and plague ... the...  more »
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  • Made a detour here on the way back to my hotel while working in the local area. Free parking right next to this viewpoint. Some interesting information boards by the benches explain some local history. Excellent views. There are a couple of other interesting spots right close to look at so well worth taking time to go there.
  • Loved the sight. Got some great photos that are up on a large canvas in my living room. See half of Greenock from there. Brilliant at night with the lights too

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