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Gourock is a town and ferry port on the Firth of Clyde in Scotland. Most visitors to the town will be travelling onwards by sea to Dunoon and Argyll.

Get in[edit]

Gourock from Lyle Hill

By Road[edit]

Follow the M8 westbound from Glasgow to its end where it becomes the A8, continue through Greenock to Gourock. From the south west, follow the A78 along the Ayrshire coast.

By Rail[edit]

  • 1 Gourock railway station. 3 trains per hour from Glasgow Central to Gourock. Gourock railway station (Q1831055) on Wikidata Gourock railway station on Wikipedia

By Ferry[edit]

Get around[edit]

Map of Gourock


  • 1 Granny Kempock (above Kempock Street). A megalithic stone. Local tradition states that walking 7 times around the stone brings good luck - particularly for sailors about to embark on long voyages, and couples about to tie the knot. Granny Kempock Stone (Q5595998) on Wikidata Granny Kempock Stone on Wikipedia


  • 1 Gourock Outdoor Swimming Pool, Albert Road, Gourock, +44 1475 631561. Open May to September Mon, Wed & Fri 7.30AM - 7.30PM Tue & Thu 9.00AM - 8.00PM Sat & Sun 10.00AM - 4.30PM. One of the last remaining outdoor pools in Scotland, this is a heated saltwater pool, overlooking the Firth of Clyde, with tremendous views of the Argyll hills across the water. Adults £4.30, OAPs, Children £3.70. Gourock Outdoor Pool (Q15221951) on Wikidata Gourock Outdoor Pool on Wikipedia
  • Gourock Highland Games are next held on Sun 10 May 2020 in Battery Park.



  • 1 Cafe Continental, Kempock St., Gourock, PA19 1ND, +44 1475 638693. Cosy place, handy for the train station and CalMac terminal. Great views across the Clyde.
  • 2 Bath Street Arches, Bath St, +44 1475 648166.


  • 1 Cafe Flava (Flava Coffee Co), 74 Street, Gourock, +44 1475 630063. Great buzzing licensed coffee shop with good light lunches. Try the Loft upstairs for the view and ambience !



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