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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]

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]

3 trains per hour from Glasgow Central to Gourock.

By Ferry[edit]

Passenger ferries from Dunoon run about twice per hour (once per hour on Sundays) from early morning to late at night [1].

Car ferries from Dunoon run from McInroy's Point in Gourock up to 4 times per hour [2]

Passenger ferries connect Gourock with Kilcreggan (10 per day) [3].

Get around[edit]


  • 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.  edit


  • Gourock Outdoor Swimming Pool, Albert Road, Gourock, 01475 631561, [4]. Open April to September. 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 £2.90, OAPs £1.40, Children £2.40.  edit



  • Cafe Continental, Kempock St., Gourock, PA19 1ND, +44-1475-638693. Cosy place, handy for the train station and Argyll Ferries terminal. Great views across the Clyde.  edit


  • Cafe Flava, Kempock Street, Gourock. Great buzzing licensed coffee shop with good light lunches. Try the Loft upstairs for the view and ambience !  edit



Get out[edit]

Argyll Ferries [5] and Western Ferries [6] both offer ferry services to Dunoon - the Argyll Ferries service is for foot passengers, and the Western Ferries service is for cars. The Argyll Ferries terminal is next to the railway station, while Western run from McInroys Point, a couple of miles to the west.

Clyde Marine [7] run a passenger-only ferry to Kilcreggan.

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