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Gourock

... welcome to Gourock, Scotland where the Clyde Meets the Sea.

 

Gourock is located on the end of the bank where the River Clyde meets the sea, and is one of the most popular holiday resorts in the Inverclyde district of The Clyde Valley.

Once a small fishing town known for it's herring, Gourock now boasts several visitor attractions, as well as being a ferry point for the Cowal Peninsula.

Sailing History

Gourock is home to two tributes to the days when sailing ships and steamboats frequented the Firth of Clyde.

On a hill in Gourock The Granny Kempock Stone can be found, a six feet high monolith. Once upon a time it was believed that the Stone brought luck, not only to sailors, but also brought good fortune to newlyweds.

On McInroy's Point, and not far off from Gourock Esplanade is Cloch Lighthouse, which is still operational today, shining light to warn ships away from the shallow waters on the shore of the estuary.

Classic Seaside Town

Gourock is home to an esplanade, a park, and, despite Scotland's reputation for cold and wet weather, Gourock even boasts an outdoor swimming pool! The town's services, along with its proximity to the city of Glasgow make Gourock a popular holiday resort.

Classic Views

An ideal place from which to take in the majesty of the River Clyde as it joins the Irish Sea is the Tower Hill in Gourock. The hill provides excellent views of the Firth of Clyde, and is a clear vantage point for the area.

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