Scottish Accommodation and Tourism Portal

Exploring Scotland one blog at a time

search scotland on twitter link to search scotland information and scottish directory guide facebook page
Instagram  tunein logo, searchscotland travel podcast on tunein radio
Visit our directory of Scottish Accommodation, travel destinations, Pubs, Restaurants. We also include some fantastic Scottish adventure and activities destinations as well as wedding services in Scotland.


Social media links

________

Caledonian MacBrayne sail to 24 destinations off Scotland’s west coast, through some of the most spectacular coastlines and landscapes in the UK.

Published in About Scotland
Saturday, 09 April 2011 20:02

Gourock

Gourock is a pretty little town situated on the West Coast of Scotland. The town is famed for its beach “Lunderston Bay” and its reputation for having great bars and restaurants.

The town has an interesting history going back as far as 1494, when it is recorded that James IV sailed from the shore at Gourock to quell the rebellious Highland clans. Two hundred years later William and Mary granted a Charter in favour of Stewart of Castlemilk which raised Gourock to a Burgh of Barony. In 1784 the lands of Gourock were purchased by Duncan Darroch, a former merchant in Jamaica. He built Gourock House near the site of the castle in what the family eventually gifted to the town as Darroch Park, later renamed by the council as Gourock Park.
Published in Towns and Cities