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Tel code: 01475 | code search
Postcode: PA19 | code search
Population: 11500
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Looking out to the Firth Of Clyde, Gourock is a Renfrewshire town with the salty dog atmosphere of a Herman Melville novel, and a quiet charm thatís refreshed, replenished and restored by the sea air. Gourock as we know it today made its name as a fishing village; the white fish and herring fleets would dock in the town, with their catch ready to be cured or taken to market. Quarrying, rope-making and chandlery fortified the townís economy as it grew. Nowadays the pace of life in the town has ebbed to the pleasingly sedentary. The fishing boats are long gone; Gourock is now a residential area, with a quality of life buoyed by bowling clubs, ice cream, yachting, coastal walks, and for the brave, mad and foolish, outdoor swimming. Actually, that last bit is only half-true. Though Gourock has one of Scotlandís last surviving outdoor swimming pools, you neednít be mad, foolish, or both to take a dip Ė it is now heated, and the gentle warmth of the sea water more convivial than bracing. For those with swimwear and a sense of adventure, the pool can be found by Kempton Point. Gourock is well served for transport, with excellent road and rail links to Glasgow. The town also makes a wonderful base from which to explore the surrounding sea lochs and the Firth Of Clyde, ferries to Kilcreggan, Helensburgh and Dunoon all depart from Gourock. At the height of summer, with the cawing of gulls ringing in the ears and a bag of chips in hand, a stroll down Ashton Front Promenade is a lyrical reminder of British seaside holidays of yore.

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Gourock

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Cardwell Inn
Cleats Bar
Kempock Bar
Macgregor Bar
Old Wherry Tavern

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Papillon
Taj Mahal

School

Gourcock High School
Gourock Primary School
Moorfoot Primary School

Solicitor

Neill Clerk & Murray

Vet

Shore Verterinary Centre

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Gourock Pharmacy
David Wyse Ltd

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Tontine Hotel (1.93 miles)

Tontine Hotel

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The Tontine Hotel, Greenock's Premier Hotel, is a place to stay for a holiday or as a venue for a Wedding/Conference. There is no doubt this is a fabulous hotel,with ... More

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Premier Inn Greenock (3.61 miles)

Premier Inn Greenock
Just off the A8, alongside the waterfront on the site of a former shipyard, this hotel boasts excellent views of the River Clyde. Conveniently located for Cartsdyke train station, enabling easy access to Glasgow. For ... More | visit website
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Enmore Hotel (3.76 miles)

Enmore Hotel

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The Enmore Hotel is a small intimate quality establishment handled by a dedicated and qualified management team.
The hotel's ambience is very special with open fires, candlelight and flowers in the ... More

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Hafton Castle (3.91 miles)

Hafton Castle

Hafton Castle is a magnificent building located in Hunterís Quay, just outside Dunoon with sea views. The Castle is set in its own delightful gardens and has a large heated indoor swimming pool. ... More | visit website

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Kip Marina Apartments (4.01 miles)

Kip Marina Apartments

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This stunning new waterfront development offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments which combine the convenience of self-catering with the luxury of a fine hotel. Each apartment is generously proportioned ... More

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Ardencaple Hotel (4.18 miles)

Ardencaple Hotel

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Located in the picturesque setting of Rhu near Helensburgh, and overlooking the east side of Gareloch, this hotel assures a traditional warm and friendly Scottish welcome. Rooms are fully en suite and ... More

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Saltire House (4.18 miles)

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Rosslea Hall Country House Hotel (4.18 miles)

Rosslea Hall Country House Hotel

Built in 1849 by merchant businessman Daniel Walkinshaw, Rosslea Hall retains much of its traditional charm whilst also offering the modern day facilities that you would naturally expect to find.
The much loved garden offers a ... More | visit website

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Dhailling Lodge (4.24 miles)

Dhailling Lodge
An oasis of comfort, hospitality, good food and fine wine. Dhailling Lodge offer the perfect location for those seeking a few days solace from the hurly burly of city life, or a base from ... More | visit website
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Lyall Cliff (4.24 miles)

Lyall Cliff
Lyall Cliff self-catering offers two quality self-catering units in a beautiful location directly on the Dunoon Promenade, within 10 minutes' easy walk of the town centre. The units consist of one spacious semi-detached house (Firthview ... More | visit website

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