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Local Information

Welcome to Inverclyde!

This section of the website has been set-aside to assist visitors to the marina on exploring Greenock, Inverclyde and the West of Scotland. Here you will find a brief overview of various activities, points of interest and resources with links to relevant websites and further information.

We hope that you enjoy your stay at James Watt Dock Marina and that you will take the time to visit Greenock and make the most of what's going on in Inverclyde. Don't forget that most of the James Watt Dock Marina employees are local and would be more than happy to make a recommendation during your visit.

Lyle Hill
Greenock Water front
River clyde
Newark Castle
Greenock and Gourock
Kelvingrove gallery Glasgow, VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Maclean Museum

The displays feature an outstanding art collection, items related to the engineer James Watt, displays on Inverclyde’s maritime and industrial traditions as well as world cultures, Egyptology and natural history.


Waterfront leisure

Situated on the banks of the River Clyde, this facility provides some truly stunning and unparalleled vistas. The Complex boasts a state of the art fitness gym, health suite, leisure pool, training pool, and ice rink.

The Hunterian Museum

Gourock Pool

Enjoy open air swimming in our heated saltwater pool whilst taking in the spectacular views of the Clyde Estuary. Refurbished with modern and contemporary changing facilities, a pool terrace with truly stunning vistas. Open seasonally so please check the website for opening times.


Gourock’s ice cream parlours and open-air waterfront swimming pool recall its days as a popular day-trip destination for Glaswegians. Kempock Street has a variety of traditional shops and is Gourock's main shopping street. Gourock also has a golf club and is home to the Royal Gourock Yacht Club.

Photograph by Jim Sinclair, Gourock

Further afield


Glasgow City Centre

Accessible by car and by train from the marina, hire a car on-site or just jump on the train and Glasgow’s historic attractions are yours within 30 minutes.
Buchanan Street

Shopping - Buchanan Street

Everyone knows that Glaswegians live, breathe, eat and sleep style. Little wonder that, in the very heart of the marvellous city they call home, one square mile houses the most extraordinary concentration of inspirational shopping, atmospheric cafés, fine restaurants, and decadent late night haunts

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

The Mu​seum is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions.  It has 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects.   The collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant
Edinburgh by andrew colin

Edinburgh City Centre

With the city’s skyline, cobbled streets and colourful characters as your backdrop, your favourite memories happened right here. Are you ready for more? There’s so many ways to embrace the city, explore, have fun on your doorstep and write new stories to revisit in years to come.