Gourock is a seaside small town in western Scotland, in the district of Inverclyde, United Kingdom.
In the XIX-XX centuries it was a popular seaside resort. Now a popular residential area and forms one contiguous urban area with the cities of Greenock and Port Glasgow.The main industry, in addition to tourism and fishing, is the repair of small craft and shipchandler.Gourock has one of three outdoor swimming pools in Scotland. The outdoor pool was built in 1909 and renovated in 1969. There is a large yacht club here – Royal Gourock Yacht Club. A 6-meter monolith believed to bring good luck to newlyweds and sailors.
Access : Coordinates:55.953763, -4.817318 / Gourock located in the council area of Inverclyde and the province of Scotland, in the north-west of the country, 600 km north-west of the capital London.
- There is a railway terminal and a ferry crossing on the River Clyde.
- Gourock boasts one of the few remaining outdoor swimming pools in Scotland. Built in 1909 and rebuilt in 1969, in the past it depended on the tides and had a sandy bottom, but has now been converted into a modern structure, equipped with heating and a purifier for the sea water used to supply the tank.
- Top sights in Gourock,Scotland :The Kempock Stone, located on a crag behind Kempock Street, Gourock’s main street, is linked to a superstition: it was believed that walking around the stone seven times would bring good luck to fishermen about to set sail or to couples about to get married. Not far away are the church of St John and the building known as Castle Mansions, dating back to 1747.
Go next : Dunoon , a the ferry port and only town on the Cowal peninsula, in Argyll and Bute in the Scottish Highlands / Ardrossan , a port in Ayrshire on the Clyde coast of Scotland.