What to do and see in Gourock, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

October 29, 2017 Russell Mellin

Gourock (/ˈɡʊərək/ ( listen) GOOR-ək; Scottish Gaelic: Guireag [kuɾʲak]) is a town falling within the Inverclyde council area and formerly forming a burgh of the county of Renfrew in the West of Scotland. It has in the past functioned as a seaside resort on the East shore of the upper Firth of Clyde. Its principal function today, however, is as a popular residential area, extending contiguously from Greenock, with a railway terminus and ferry services across the Clyde.
Restaurants in Gourock

1. Gourock Outdoor Pool

Albert Road, Gourock PA19 1NQ, Scotland +44 1475 715670
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

Gourock Outdoor Pool

Enjoy open air swimming in our salt water pool, heated to 29ºC and then get a feel for the summer on our terraced area or the traditional patio all with spectacular views of the Clyde Estuary. Recently refurbished as part of a £1.8m renovation project consisting of modern and contemporary changing facilities, a new gym with truly stunning vistas and improved disabled access with street level parking, it offers customers a truly unique and first class leisure experience. Midnight Swims A fresh crisp summer evening, clear sky and glistening stars set the scene. The warmth of the pool creates the perfect atmosphere to marvel at the delights of this unique swimming experience. Swim under the stars from 10pm - Midnight on the following dates: Wednesday 1st July Wednesday 15th July Wednesday 29th July Wednesday 12th August

Reviewed By R3632DGnicolac - South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Wow ! Got a gorgeous day and went to the outdoor pool ! Hvnt been in a long time the pool was lovely , warm and the place is kept really clean ! I can't wait for the next good day to go again ! Staff friendly !
The lockers are a bit tricky to work & I'd take flip flops for walking around in the changing village apart from that fab ! Adults £4.20 each and there's an area with loungers so u could take a bite to eat and s book if u wanted ! Will be back even although it's 75 mins away from where we live

2. Lunderston Bay

Cloch Road, Gourock PA19 1BB, Scotland
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Lunderston Bay

Glasgow's nearest sandy beach! Lunderston Bay is a popular beauty spot for locals and visitors alike. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park staff maintain the site with regular contributions from the Ranger Service based at the Greenock Cut Visitor Centre. Open all year with family adventure play area, views of the Cowal peninsular, coastal walks and plenty of grass alongside the shore to pop down a picnic blanket and indulge. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park's only seaside attraction with FREE Parking, toilet open daily, Ranger Service, environmental education events and activities.

Reviewed By MAUREEN M - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Just the place to enjoy a great coastal walk while admiring a beautiful view across the water. Adequate car parking including wheelchair spaces. Also very clean and well provided toilets. The disabled toilet facilities were excellent. A refreshment van was also parked. The small beach is a mixture of sand, rocks and pebbles and seemed to provide plenty of entertainment for the children playing there

3. Western Ferries

Macinroys Point Cloch Road | McInroy's Point, Gourock PA19 1BA, Scotland +44 1369 704452
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Western Ferries

Reviewed By MANZARA2011 - West Lothian, United Kingdom

Travelled two return journeys so far to visit the town of Dunoon as hope to retire there soon. This ferry journey is execeptionally good value for money when tickets purchased at the Cooperative store on the road to the ferry terminal at Gourock.
£23.50 for a car, driver and passenger is a value day out. The journey across the water isn't too long ,around 40mins one way. The ferry guys make it so simple "drive on and drive off" a bit like "wax on and wax off Clean ladies and gents on-board and sit in your car or on deck or for shelter inside with Seating and warmth for the colder days. Great chance to take the camera and snap some wonderful photos of Scotland that we sometimes forget . A family day out with a difference. Try the Western Ferry experience across the water from Gourock to Hunters Quay....relax and enjoy....

4. Gourock Golf Club

Cowal View, Gourock PA19 1HD, Scotland +44 1475 631001
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5 based on 25 reviews

Gourock Golf Club

Reviewed By eleanorowen - Bellshill, United Kingdom

A party of 30 ladies enjoyed an excellent 2 course lunch at the restaurant. The food was first class, piping hot and beautifully presented. The staff were friendly and attentive and nothing was too much bother. Met Adrian, the chef, who made sure everything was...MoreThank you for your lovely review on your visit to Gourock GC. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal and look forward to you returning.

5. The Tower Hill

Barrhill Road, Gourock, Scotland
Excellent
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

The Tower Hill

Reviewed By thedukeno1 - Glasgow

I often take a walk up to Tower Hill it's a great place to see fantastic views of Gourock and beyond. It's great to sit and take in the 360 degree views, look across the water and the fresh air coming off the Clyde. Great photo opportunities.

6. Victoria Bar

106 Shore St, Gourock PA19 1PG, Scotland +44 1475 633152
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Victoria Bar

Reviewed By Lambretta101 - Gourock, United Kingdom

Welcoming, clean , great pint and friendly staff. What more could you ask for. I’ve been into the Vic on a few occasions lately and every time I’ve enjoyed myself. Comfortable chairs for quiet chat, traditional horse shoe bar and football shown for those interested in that.

7. Flava

Kempock street, Gourock, Scotland
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4 based on 25 reviews

Flava

Reviewed By Mags562013 - Gourock, United Kingdom

I love going to Flava for coffee and a scone. Only problem is they frequently run out of scones quite early in the day. There is also a good breakfast and lunch menu. The view is spectacular and it's handy if you visit Gourock pool.

8. Granny Kempock Stone

Stands on a cliff behind Kempock Street, Gourock, Scotland
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4 based on 8 reviews

Granny Kempock Stone

Reviewed By Whatbob - Glasgow, United Kingdom

A 6 feet tall megalithic stone known as Granny Kempock maybe due to its resemblance to an old woman stands on a cliff behind Kempock Street. It is menhir, is grey mica schist and of indeterminate origin, but may be an old altar to the pagan god Baal, or a memorial to an ancient battle. The stone is covered in centuries old graffiti and some older mysterious symbols.There is a superstition that for sailors going on a long voyage or a couple about to be married, walking seven times around the stone would ensure good fortune.There is an link with witchcraft. In 1662 Mary Lamont and a group of other local women were burned to death after it was alleged her coven had danced around the stone on the Sabbath, with the intention of cursing and sinking shipping that passed through the Clyde.
A flight of steps winds up to the stone from Kempock Street below.

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9. Treasured Home Gifts and Children

60 Cardwell Road | Cardwell Bay, Gourock PA19 1UN, Scotland +44 1475 648900
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5 based on 2 reviews

Treasured Home Gifts and Children

an Aladdin's cave of gorgeousness If you are looking for a slice of Scotland to gift a loved one on your return from holiday, or are celebrating one of life's occasions, wedding, new born, new home, birthday, etc and are looking for a special gift to be treasured. This is the place to be! you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and impeccable service. feel free to browse!

Reviewed By George M - Glasgow, United Kingdom

This is a must visit if at Gourock all the staff are really friendly and really helpful nothing Is a problem to them and they will order stuff and keep it for you until you can go and pick it up this shop is well stocked and reasonably priced

10. Tartan Tours Scotland

Gourock PA19 1HY, Scotland
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5 based on 2 reviews

Tartan Tours Scotland

Tartan Tours is your bespoke Tour Company. Born and bred in Scotland, we know Scotland like the back of our hand, and can show you parts of the country that normal visitors would never see. So whether its Scotland's rich history, its landscape, its town and cities, its whisky or its golf. Tartan Tours will design a holiday round your requirements, anything from a day trip to a whole week.

Reviewed By nyagnandagn - Virginia Beach, VA

We stayed in Gourock the last three nights of our 10 day Scotland trip. Before we left the states I reached out to Stuart with Tartan Tours. It was heaven from there. He was quick to respond to all questions and emails. We asked to incorporate a trip to a distillery and booked everything for us and made it all happen. He picked us up promptly from our hotel at the agreed upon time and off we went. Stuart was an exceptional host. He loves Scotland and is passionate about sharing all you could ever hope to know. He was patient with all our questions and we have a full and fantastic day learning about William Wallace. This private tour is a perfect way see areas you might not otherwise venture to on your own. Stuart was kind enough to not only recommend a place for dinner but even called and made the Reservations for us. We had such a great time we even met him later for a pint at The Spinnaker Hotel (see review).
This was the hi light of our trip and I feel like I left with a new friend.

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