The ferry port town of Gourock sits on the south bank of the Firth of Clyde, 28 miles west of Glasgow.
Gourock’s ice cream parlours and open-air waterfront swimming pool recall its days as a popular day-trip destination for Glaswegians. A local attraction is Granny Kempock’s Stone, a 6ft monolith that is reputed to bring good luck to newlyweds and passing sailors. There are superb views from Gourock across the Clyde Estuary to the mountains of the south-west Highlands. Regular ferries run from Gourock to Dunoon and Kilcreggan.