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Passengers can sail aboard the Paddle Steamer Waverley, restored with towering funnels, timber decks and gleaming varnish and brass, See and hear the mighty engines turn the ship's famous paddles. On Glasgow Fair Monday sail 'Doon the Watter' to visit Rothesay, Millport or Lochranza on the Isle of Arran, on Monday July 23 visit Brodick - Arran or steam round Ailsa Craig – referred to by locals as ‘Paddy’s Milestone’ as it is halfway between Scotland and Ireland. On Wednesdays, cruise through the Kyles of Bute to visit the picturesque villages of Tighnabruaich or Tarbert or stay aboard for a cruise on Loch Fyne. On Fridays visit the seaside resorts of Dunoon or Rothesay. On Sundays, there is a choice of destinations to explore, passengers can spend time ashore in Dunoon, Tighnabruaich or Tarbert. Sail amid the dramatic mountain scenery of the Clyde ‘Fjord’ of Loch Long or cruise Loch Fyne, famous for its fishing and oysters. In 1974, Waverley was famously bought for £1 and began a second career as a tourist attraction. Since then, she has been in operational preservation and has carried over five million passengers from more than 60 ports around the UK. A major restoration project returned Waverley to the original 1940s style in which she was built. Passengers can eat, drink and relax in the restored period lounges onboard and enjoy panoramic views from the sun-kissed promenade deck.